Judge declares Oklahoma's marriage amendment unconstitutional

Oklahoma’s marriage amendment, which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, is unconstitutional because it is “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit,” a federal judge has ruled. ...

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

OKLAHOMA CITY — 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.

Read more... Oklahoma City Catholic parish pays tribute to Our Lady

With exuberant dancing, singing and prayers, a jubilant throng paid tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe on her feast day Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


CNS: New CRS Chairman examines mission

New Catholic Relief Services chairman Archbishop Paul S. Coakley talks to CNS about the international agency's role in the church's overall mission. 

Read more... Archbishop issued a statement condemning production of 'Most Fabulous Story Ever Told'

Artistic Director Rachel Irick said the Oklahoma City Theatre Company raised $5,000 in mostly small private donations to support its production of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.”

Irick said the money would go, in part, for extra security at Civic Center Music Hall.

Read more... Archbishop blesses 'Hungry 4 Justice' participants in metro

OKLA. CITY — Jessica Vazquez, speaking of her experiences during fasting for almost two weeks, said for her the most emotional moment was the prayerful procession from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City to the Holy Angels Catholic Church.


Immigrant group plans 'Hungry 4 Justice' fast

Several Hispanic immigrants are spearheading “Hungry 4 Justice,” a series of activities they hope will call attention to the urgent need for immigration reform in America.

Read more... Catholic relief agency appoints Oklahoma City archbishop as chairman

The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, has been appointed to a leadership position with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Read more... Side by side: Chapel and abortion clinic are unlikely neighbors

By Carla Hinton
The Oklahoman
Published: November 2, 2013

While abortion and abortion rights recently have been the focus of high-profile cases in state and federal courts, the issues are being played out in a different manner in a suburban office complex.

Read more... Oklahoma Archbishop launches five year plan for evangelization

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said in an interview with Catholic News Agency published today that his plan for the future of his archdiocese over the next five years will involve a radical emphasis on evangelization and discipleship. “The whole language of discipleship is not something that perhaps has been well understood or very much emphasized, but I think it's something that we really have to latch onto. 'Go make disciples', that's a vision for the Church that is perennial, and is not so much time-bound, but it is my intention to really, over the course of the next five years, focus our attention in that direction,” Archbishop Coakley told Catholic News Agency.