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Groups sue to block Catholic charter school in Oklahoma; state leaders stand firm

Aug 2, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Statewide Virtual Charter School Board voted 3-2 in early June to approve St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School. Read more


Oklahoma board approves first Catholic charter school in the country

Jun 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The state of Oklahoma approved the country’s first-ever religious charter school on Monday. Read more


Nevada GOP governor signs pro-abortion bill; Oklahoma court strikes down abortion restrictions

Jun 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The pro-life movement suffered a blow this week in two states. Read more

An inspector had deemed the Catholic chapel’s sanctuary candle a fire hazard.

UPDATE: Feds back off demand that Catholic hospital extinguish chapel candle

May 5, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Federal government regulators backed off their demands that a Catholic hospital extinguish its chapel candle. Read more

HHS has ordered the Catholic hospital to extinguish the tabernacle candle (pictured) and its chapel.

HHS orders Catholic hospital to snuff out chapel candle or lose its accreditation

May 4, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic hospital system in Oklahoma is contesting federal officials’ demand that it must extinguish an enclosed tabernacle candle in... Read more

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, attends a roundtable at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2020.

Oklahoma bishops applaud governor’s signing of bill prohibiting sex changes for minors

May 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law Monday prohibiting gender reassignment surgery and hormone use for minors younger than 18... Read more

Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) attends a roundtable at the White House in Washington, DC June 18, 2020.

Oklahoma bill expanding religious freedom to government contracts heads to governor’s desk

Apr 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Legislation that would expand religious freedom protections passed both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature and now heads to the governor’s... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Oklahoma board rejects initial proposal for Catholic charter school

Apr 12, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A statewide board in Oklahoma voted Tuesday to reject a proposal brought by the Oklahoma Catholic Conference to create a... Read more


Oklahoma voters reject marijuana legalization

Mar 8, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

State Question 820, which would have legalized the consumption of marijuana for adults 21 and over, was put before Oklahoma... Read more

The Benedictine Monks of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma emphasize Gregorian Chant as a way to delve deeper into the psalms.

The next generation of sacred music? Gregorian Chant album uses new spatial audio feature

Sep 25, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

The Benedictine Monks of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma have released a new album of Advent melodies that takes advantage... Read more


OKC archbishop calls for end to death penalty after court upholds lethal injections

Jun 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the death penalty "inadmissible." Read more

Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor.

Oklahoma AG objects after Catholic healthcare group enforces COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Nov 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Catholic healthcare group Ascension last week began suspending employees who refused to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Oklahoma's attorney... Read more

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