• Following Stan Rother’s example

    How we can say “yes” in everyday life

    By Father Don Wolf
    For the Sooner Catholic

    The fundamental challenge we all face as we participate in the beatification process is simple: What does Father Stanley Rother’s example hold for us? What does a life rooted in the fields and farms of Okarche, beginning in 1935, have to say to someone born in, say, 2002? Stanley’s life is a gift: How do we unwrap it?

    As you know, I am a relative of Father Stan. My mother was a Rother from Okarche; she grew up on a farm one mile west

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  • Oklahoma missionaries share decades of joy, aid with Peruvians

    Steve Gust
    The Sooner Catholic

    The mission trips and outreaches of love and help to Santissimo Sacramento Parish in Peru continue as volunteers witness firsthand the difference they're making in people's lives.

    Parishioners at Saint John the Baptist in Edmond, Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City and other volunteers are wrapping up their second full decade of helping people in Piura, Peru.

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  • Hearts not made of stone

    Honoring Jesus around the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

    By J.E. Helm
    The Sooner Catholic

    It all started with a book. Sandy Howard’s pastor at Saint Francis Xavier in Enid, Father James Mickus, told her about the work of Fritz Eichenberg, a wonderful wood engraver and illustrator, a selection of whose works was now presented in the book, “Works of Mercy,” by Robert Ellsberg.

    Eichenberg was a long-time friend of social advocate Dorothy Day. She had asked him to do illustrations for her newspaper, The Catholic Worker. He accepted, and his drawings frequently depicted the lives of the poorest of the

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  • St. Anne’s Ministry for infant, pregnancy loss offers comfort, healing

    By Eliana Tedrow
    The Sooner Catholic

    When Lindsay Juarez unexpectedly lost her daughter, Rosalie, moments away from birth, their world was turned upside down. In a moment, Juarez, like countless other women faced with miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth, was found grieving the unexpected loss of her baby.

    “I found out quickly that grief and loss are so very different when it’s your child, and when the death is ‘out of order,’” Juarez said. “I knew I wanted to go to therapy, but I was not sure about support groups. I never liked crying in front of people, and I

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  • Heritage Gallery Rother Exhibit

    Visit the Heritage Gallery at the Catholic Pastoral Center to learn about the life and mission of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother. Fr. Rother is scheduled to be beatified this fall in Oklahoma City. 

    The gallery exhibit features photos, Fr. Rother's chalice, personal items, his Bible, and letters to and from his family. 

    The gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. – Noon on Saturday Aug. 19, at the CPC, 7501 Northwest Expressway.

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  • Beatification of Father Stanley Rother

    YOU'RE INVITED!

    Join Cardinal Amato, Archbishop Coakley and the faithful of Oklahoma in the celebration of the Beatification of Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother - first U.S. martyr and first U.S. priest to be beatified.

    *NO TICKETS REQUIRED*

    Doors open at 8 a.m. 

    Find information about clergy registration, seating, parking, hotels and more at www.stanleyrother.org.

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