• Following Holy Spirit to Catholicism

    By Charles Albert
    The Sooner Catholic

    About five years ago, Brian Cornish, a Baptist minister with a master’s degree in divinity, started to explore questions about the origins of the Christian faith. His journey would include much research and would culminate with him resigning his job and joining the Catholic Church at Easter 2017.

    Cornish, with his wife Kristen and five children, are now members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lawton. He is employed as the maintenance technician at Saint Mary Catholic School in Lawton and also serves as the youth director at Holy Family Catholic Church.

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  • Ardmore St. Mary will have new four new deacons in November

    By Charles Albert
    The Sooner Catholic

    For more than 30 years, Gustavo “Gus” Orellana was hearing a call to be a deacon, but always found reasons or excuses not to answer. On Nov. 3, he will be answering God’s call.

    Four parishioners of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Ardmore are part of a new deacon class of 22 who will be ordained Nov. 3. The four men have spent their careers in very different occupations, but all served people in their “lay occupations” and now want to assist the Church, assist people in their spiritual needs, continue their own faith

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  • Matthew Kelly preaches “Passion and Purpose”

    By Judy Hilovsky
    The Sooner Catholic

    Matthew Kelly’s “Passion and Purpose” event drew about 4,000 people to downtown Oklahoma City to deliver a message of discovering purpose, learning new habits and gaining personal clarity. Singer, songwriter Elliot Morris provided inspirational Christian music between sessions.

    “I heard Matthew about 12 years ago and I’ve really been impressed with his message. I think this is going to be a wonderful event and a wonderful follow-up to last week’s beatification ceremony. He provides a great summons to discipleship, an active engagement in the Church and a sense of mission, which is what we

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  • Archdiocese announces new archdiocesan school advisory council

    The Office of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City recently announced the creation of the Archdiocesan School Advisory Council.

    After an 18-month planning study was completed by John Convey and Len DeFiore from the Center of Advancement of Catholic Education at Catholic University of America, their findings were published in the “Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Planning Study for Catholic Schools.”

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  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Domestic violence is an issue that affects many families in our parishes and communities. With a focus on reinforcing and upholding the sanctity of marriage and family – domestic violence must be addressed through our faith communities.

    October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for good reason. In the United States, one in four women, (one in seven men) will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes, and every day three women lose their lives.

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  • International Fatima statue to visit Oklahoma in October

    The launch of the World Apostolate of Fatima's U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

    The historic tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, will feature the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years.

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