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The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life...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

Blessed Stanley Rother tapestry.

Oklahoma celebrates the first feast day of Blessed Stanley Rother

Jul 27, 2018

By Perry West

On Saturday, parishes across Oklahoma will celebrate the first feast day of the first U.S. born martyr, Blessed Stanley Rother,... Read more

Oklahoma bishops praise new protections for Catholic adoption agencies

May 14, 2018

With the signing of a bill preserving the religious freedom of adoption agencies in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin drew praise... Read more

Venerable Stanley Rother, who will be beatified Sept. 23, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

Venerable Stanley Rother's remains re-interred ahead of beatification

May 18, 2017

The remains of Venerable Stanley Rother were exhumed last week and moved to a chapel in Oklahoma City in preparation... Read more

Fr. Stanley Rother.

Father Stanley Rother: The first US-born martyr

Dec 2, 2016

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served... Read more

The lethal injection chamber at the Oklahoma State Penintentiary, May 7, 2010.

Is Oklahoma's use of lethal injection cruel and unusual?

May 2, 2015

By Kate Veik

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the use of the lethal injection in the... Read more