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Oklahoma Catholic charter school to appeal to Supreme Court in public funding dispute

Jul 9, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School was set to launch in August as an online, tuition-free, Catholic K-12 charter... Read more


Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against Catholic charter school proposal

Jun 25, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Oklahoma’s two Catholic bishops called the ruling “very disappointing.” Read more


Oklahoma board approves Catholic charter school contract

Oct 10, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma said it was “excited to be one step closer to providing new education opportunities for families... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.

Oklahoma archbishop decries execution of Anthony Sanchez as ‘archaic’

Sep 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Sanchez was convicted of the 1996 rape and murder of 21-year-old University of Oklahoma student Juli Busken. Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.

After latest Oklahoma execution, Archbishop Coakley calls for death penalty abolition

Jul 24, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Convicted murderer Jemaine Cannon, 51, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday morning at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Read more

A statue of Blessed Stanley Rother at the new shrine in his honor in Oklahoma City.

‘He was a good shepherd’: Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine dedicated in Oklahoma City

Feb 17, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The archbishop of Oklahoma City dedicated and opened a multimillion-dollar, 2,000-seat shrine built in Rother’s honor on Feb. 17. Read more

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe stands on a re-creation of Tepeyac Hill in Oklahoma City as part of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine.

U.S. shrine re-creates Our Lady of Guadalupe apparition with giant sculptures

Dec 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The new Tepeyac Hill, located in Oklahoma City, was dedicated Sunday in anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of... Read more

A lethal injection chamber.

Oklahoma City archbishop disappointed by denial of clemency to death row inmate

Aug 24, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Shortly after Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma denied clemency to death row inmate James Coddington on Wednesday, the Archbishop of... 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

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

Oklahoma City archbishop encourages 'culture of life' after governor signs abortion ban

May 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City thanked state leaders Wednesday “for supporting pro-life measures” after the governor signed into law... Read more

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Oklahoma Catholic high school sued for $75M over alleged sex abuse 

May 19, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Ten current and former students, along with six parents or guardians, are suing a Catholic high school in Oklahoma —... Read more

Mass is said at the Oklahoma Catholic Men’s Conference in Norman, March 12, 2022.

Oklahoma Catholic Men's Conference inspires faith, family devotion

On March 12, more than 800 Catholic men gathered in Norman for the 26th annual “In the Father’s Footsteps” Oklahoma... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Oklahoma City archbishop issues call to prayer for end to abortion, death penalty

Oct 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has issued a call to prayer for the abolition of the death penalty and... Read more

Blessed Stanley Rother during a carnival. Courtesy of Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Archives.

5 things you need to know about Blessed Stanley Rother

Jul 28, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

Not much is popularly known about Blessed Stanley Rother, the small town Oklahoma native who was declared blessed in September... Read more

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa.

Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

Nov 20, 2020

The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life... Read more

Fr. Zachary Boazman, left, after the baptism of a baby, right.

Invalidly baptized Oklahoma priest baptized and ‘re-ordained’ 

Sep 16, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In the second known instance in the United States, a man who believed himself to be a validly baptized Catholic... 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

Blessed Stanley Rother and a child in Guatemala.

Construction on Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine begins in OKC

Nov 6, 2019

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City broke ground Sunday on what will be the largest Catholic church in the state—... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop Coakley: Keep tilling the 'good soil' of discipleship

Jan 28, 2019

Being and making disciples of Christ is a life-long project that requires a continued renewal of focus and recommitment to... Read more

Detail from an architectural rendering of the proposed Blessed Stanley Rother shrine. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

Blessed Stanley Rother shrine fundraising campaign surpasses initial goal

Sep 21, 2018

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced Tuesday that its capital campaign, one of the goals of which is the construction... Read more