• Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala

    By Catholic News Service

    VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States.

    The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.

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  • Happy New Year!

    CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St Louis ReviewAdvent: A new beginning of Christ-centered hope

    By Pedro A. Moreno, O.P.
    Director, Office of Hispanic Ministry

    With sunset on Nov. 26, we officially begin our new liturgical year and the season of Advent. Many will notice the change in liturgical colors and the Advent wreath, but the liturgical year is a lot more than just new decorations, color schemes and going to Cycle A in the lectionary. The liturgical year is centered on Jesus Christ.

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  • Catholic Charities, Sunbeam Family Services bring Christmas to OKC families

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Catholic Charities Oklahoma City and Sunbeam Family Services are partnering to bring A Very Giving Christmas, a Christmas store, to local families in need, Dec. 14-18.

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  • Father Rother exhibit opens at CPC

    A new exhibit on Servant of God Father Stanley Rother is now open in the Heritage Gallery on the first floor of the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501
    Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City.

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  • Sr. BJ’s Pantry for the homeless offers human touch

    Serving there “takes you out of yourself”

    By Tina Korbe Dzurisin
    For the Sooner Catholic

    It’s a predawn Sunday morning at the end of October, and Sister BJ’s Pantry, a ministry to feed and foster community among the homeless men, women and children of Oklahoma City, is preparing for breakfast.

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  • Oklahoma iconographer brings blessed beauty to art

    By Diane Clay

    In the middle of Janet Elizabeth Jaime’s living room in northwest Oklahoma City, a slab of white birch meticulously transforms into a light-filled 8-foot icon of Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

    The Oklahoma iconographer was commissioned this year by Archbishop Coakley to create the icon in honor of the Church’s newest saint. Archbishop Coakley recently blessed the icon during a dedication Mass at the new Saint Teresa of Calcutta Chapel at Catholic Charities in midtown Oklahoma City, where the icon now hangs.

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