• Former NBA player shares personal story of destruction, redemption

    Chris Herren cautions students at Bishop McGuinness not to make same mistakes

    By Diane Clay

    On a typical Wednesday in June 2008, Chris Herren dropped off his kids at the door of their school and drove away. He couldn’t wait to get home, so within a few miles of the parking lot, he prepped his arm and inserted a heroin needle into his vein. It didn’t take long before he overdosed, wrapped his car around a cemetery fence and sat unconscious; the needle still stuck in his arm. After years of being a celebrated basketball star, the 32-year-old’s life had

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  • Celebrate feast days for September saints

    By Ted King

    Saint Januarius
    Monday, Sept. 19, is the feast day of Saint Januarius, Bishop of Naples. He was martyred in the year 305 during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian.

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  • Murals celebrate Jesus’ epiphanies

    By Judy Hilovsky

    Oklahoma artist Donna McCoy has transformed what was once an “institutional wall” into a canvas of beauty with the story of Jesus’ three epiphanies: the visit of the Wise Men, The Baptism of Jesus and The Wedding at Cana.

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  • Father Magallanes celebrates 40 years of serving God, people

    By Maria Anna Mendoza

    Father Manuel Magallanes greets visitors with a sincere smile. A Benedictine priest, he celebrated 40 years of priesthood on June 25.

    His face reflects the serenity of those who live the presence of the Lord. He has devoted many years to identifying and unifying the Hispanic communities through the project 40/81 and through seven parishes in western and central Oklahoma.

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  • Father Bird celebrates 40 years as priest, liturgical leader

    By Diane Clay

    Fred Bird handed his young son a nickel to drop into the collection basket before offering to help usher at Mass. The nickel quickly fell from Stephen Bird’s fingers and flopped under the pews, slowing rolling out of sight. He ran to his father pulling on his shirt, begging for another five cents. His father obliged, and Stephen proudly tossed it in with the envelopes. If Fred Bird gave time and money to the Church, Stephen Bird wanted to do the same.

    It was a pattern that helped shape the character, faith and pastoral path of Father

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  • Benedictine abbots elect head of Conception Abbey abbot primate

    By Cindy Wooden
    Catholic News Service

    ROME – Abbots and priors from Benedictine men's communities around the world elected U.S. Abbot Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey in Missouri to be abbot primate.

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