McGuinness Student Callie Kumler HS Athlete of the Week

From Callie Kumler has been named David Stanley High School Senior Athlete of the Week for her hard work on and off the pitch.

Callie is a soccer player at Bishop McGuiness High School and has played varsity all four years, not to mention that she’s started for the Irish during most of that time.

Off the field, Callie is an excellent student maintaining a 3.53 GPA.

Her coach, Sally Schmidt, says, “She is a great influence on and off the soccer field.”

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Oklahoma City Energy FC signs former McGuinness standout Steven Perry

The Oklahoma City Energy FC announced on Monday the signing of forward Steven Perry. The former McGuinness all-stater and 2007 Oklahoman All-City Offensive Player of the Year comes back to Oklahoma City after stints in Finland and Wilmington FC, which along with OKC is a member of the United Soccer League’s Pro Division.

Read more... St. Joseph Church to host women's breakfast and Lenten reflection

Ada — Dr. Carole Brown, director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, will be at St. Joseph Church on Saturday, March 8, for a women’s Lenten reflection day.  The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast in Benedictine Hall.  

Brown is the new director of the Office of the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.  She grew up on a cattle ranch in western South Dakota along with four other siblings.

Read more... 4-year-old boy fatally run over by car at northwest Oklahoma City school

“It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge the painful tragedy that occurred at Christ the King this morning,” the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of Oklahoma City, said in a statement. “As an archdiocese, we grieve the loss of Quaid Thomas ‘QT’ Dolan and pray for the peace and comfort of all those who are affected by this sad and unexpected occurrence. My sympathy and concern go out especially to the Dolan family and to the entire Christ the King community in this time of suffering.”

Read more... Oklahoma City-area religious leaders weigh in on same-sex marriage court brief

The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said it's critical that those making decisions about the same-sex marriage bans hear from faith groups who want to see them upheld.

“It is important for the church — and indeed, for anyone who recognizes it — to speak the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” Coakley said. “Among many other concerns, the push to redefine marriage threatens to leave society without any institution whatsoever that explicitly supports and protects natural childbearing as the only means of reproduction that does not reduce children to a mere commodity, a product to be manufactured in a lab to the specification of adults.”

Read more... Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City to host Green Tie Gala

The 32nd annual Green Tie Gala is set for March 8 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Patrick Raglow, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said the gala offers attendees the opportunity to “eat, drink and change a life.”


High school hoops: A great night at Bishop McGuinness

NewsOK Blog: By Berry Tramel Published: February 18, 2014

I don’t get out much for sporting events that I’m not covering. An occasional high school football game. A gymnastic meet or two, since my oldest granddaughter loves the sport. Youth sports involving 7-year-old Riley or my 6-year-old nephew, who plays basketball and t-ball.

But Friday night, my wife and I took all three granddaughters — Riley, 4-year-old Sadie and 2-year-old Tinley — to the McCarthy Gymnasium to watch the Bishop McGuinness boys play Ardmore.


All Saints students serving community

The Norman Transcript: First, they measured tediously with rulers, then they cut strips, tied knots and started all over again. Students’ hands worked together to make baby blankets that new mothers will use to swaddle their babies and keep them warm.

All Saints Catholic School participated in a day of service with a variety of service projects Tuesday. Students helped Food and Shelter, Sr. BJ’s Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Birth Choice and the Norman food pantry.

Read more... Religious leaders react to federal ruling against Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban

Saying that it is contrary to Scriptures and disregards a statewide vote, many church leaders across Oklahoma said they are extremely disappointed with a recent federal ruling against Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban.

Read more... Oklahoma City archbishop disappointed in marriage ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he's “profoundly disappointed” in a federal judge's ruling that struck down Oklahoma's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.


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