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Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa.

Reflections on the role of the Cathedral during the Tulsa Race Massacre and today

Jun 1, 2021

By Eastern Oklahoma Catholic

At the end of May, our local community will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Sparked by... Read more

Rubble of houses in Greenwood, Tulsa, after the 1921 race massacre.

Tulsa diocese mourns 100th anniversary of racial massacre

Jun 1, 2021

The Bishop of Tulsa commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa racial massacre last week, in an ecumenical vespers service... Read more

Catholic bishops of Oklahoma support Medicaid expansion ballot measure

Jun 9, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Oklahoma have voiced support for a ballot measure that would expand Medicaid in the state.  Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley and Fr. Oby Zunmas inspect damage at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Tornado devastates new Oklahoma Catholic church, but Rother window unharmed 

Apr 25, 2020

By Mary Farrow

A tornado destroyed an Oklahoma parish, and its pastor says he's lucky to be alive. But a stained-glass window of... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Christian leaders united in support of Oklahoma abortion order

Apr 7, 2020

Catholic dioceses in Oklahoma joined other Christian leaders on Monday to ask a federal court to let stand a state... Read more

Oklahoma City archbishop supports effort to end state death penalty

Jan 15, 2020

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has announced his support for state legislation that would remove the death penalty from... Read more

Oklahoma Supreme Court temporarily halts law banning D&E abortions

Nov 5, 2019

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday issued a temporary injunction against a law banning dilation-and-evacuation abortions. The injunction will stop the... Read more

Oklahoma judge denies effort to halt ban on D&E abortions

Sep 17, 2019

The Oklahoma County District Court has denied a motion to pause a law banning a common abortion procedure during the... Read more

Prescription medicine on dollar bills. Via Shutterstock

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572m for driving opioid epidemic

Aug 27, 2019

By Matt Hadro

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson pay $572 million for “public nuisance” in driving... Read more

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against abortion pill law

May 1, 2019

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law restricting the way in which the abortion pill is... Read more

A memento mori at the Teutonic Cemetery in the Vatican.

Spooky, scary, saintly? How Catholics can see Halloween at its best

Oct 4, 2018

Whether you dress up as a ghoul, a hero, or a saint, Halloween has a Christian origin that should inspire... Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother tapestry at Beatification Mass in Oklahoma City Sept. 23, 2017.

My cousin the martyr: meet Blessed Stanley Rother's large family

Sep 23, 2017

By Mary Farrow

They came from Illinois and they came from Wisconsin. They came from Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.  Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother and a little girl.

Faithful martyr and missionary Father Stanley Rother beatified in Oklahoma

Sep 23, 2017

Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala, was beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oklahoma City attended by... Read more

Fr Rother.

Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Mar 13, 2017

Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Successful Okla. lawsuit could stop future black masses

Aug 28, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said... Read more

A woman recieves the Eucharist .

Prayers urged as black mass organizer claims consecrated Host

Aug 8, 2014

The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would... Read more

Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Photo

Tulsa bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to black mass

Aug 4, 2014

A novena of prayer and fasting leading up to the Feast of the Assumption has been planned to combat the... Read more

Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Photo

Archbishop asks Okla. civic center to reconsider black mass

Jul 2, 2014

Just a few months after a black mass reenactment was planned – and then canceled – at Harvard University, another... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City speaks at the state's Catholic Advocacy Day, March 25, 2014.

Okla. Catholics speak up for voiceless with lawmakers

Apr 2, 2014

A recent “Catholic Advocacy Day” gave laity in Oklahoma the opportunity to participate in the legislative process and to be... Read more