• Archbishop Coakley celebrates 35th anniversary of ordination

    By Diane Clay
    The Sooner Catholic

    When two of their classmates didn’t return from hiking along the rocky shores of Inishbofin Island, the group of college students knew something was wrong.

    So, one of the students, a young Paul Coakley, solicited the help of a local priest, Fr. Martin O’Connor, to help search for his friends. He had made the trip to Ireland to study abroad for a semester with the Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas.

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  • Celebrating Mother’s Day with faith, hope and love

    Father Aaron Foshee and Mom Lynda Walton
    To be honest, it’s hard to describe in just a few paragraphs exactly what my mother, Lynda Walton, means to me. She has worn so many important hats in my life. When I was very young, I remember being so proud of my mother because she made the big planes from Tinker Air Force Base fly.

    At the time, she was a hydraulics mechanic for the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refueling aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force, and I let all my friends at school know about it. As I got

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  • Young adults inspired by pope’s apostolic exhortation

    By Zak Boazman
    The Sooner Catholic

    Two months ago, on the feast of Saint Joseph, Pope Francis published a new apostolic exhortation, “On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World.” The title, “Gaudete et Exsultate” in Latin, echoes the pope’s emphasis on joy as a hallmark sign of Christian discipleship and holiness.

    At the end of his exhortation, Pope Francis expresses his wish “that these pages will prove helpful by enabling the whole Church to devote herself anew to promoting the desire for holiness.”

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  • NET Ministries challenges, inspires Catholic youth

    By Charles Albert
    The Sooner Catholic

    In 1981, Mark Berchem observed many young people falling away from the Church. After much prayer and reflection, he decided to do something. He started a program called National Evangelist Ministry (NET), which is finishing its 36th year and continues to grow. Berchem serves as founder and president.

    Net Ministries has reached more than two million young Catholics since its inception. In 2018, the program will meet and pray with more than 100,000 youth. Part of their 130-retreat schedule includes many stops in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

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  • Summer Camp Registration Open!

    Register for the 2018 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp. Open to youth who have finished third grade through 12th grade. 

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  • Heritage Gallery Rother Exhibit

    An  exhibit on Blessed Stanley Rother is open in the Heritage Gallery on the first floor of the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City.

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