Final remarks: Beatification of Blessed Stanley Rother

October 1, 2017

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

September 23, 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Praised be Jesus Christ! This is a day of rejoicing for the Church in Oklahoma, the United States, and indeed for the Church in Guatemala and beyond. I want to express my appreciation to all of you for being with us to witness this historic and grace-filled event and to share our joy as we give thanks to God for the witness of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother, priest and martyr.

I am especially grateful for the presence of Cardinal Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Thank you for your beautiful homily and your support throughout the process that has led us to this glorious beatification.

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