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Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.

Tulsa bishop says Mass with shooting victims' families: 'We should not fear'

Jun 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa celebrated a memorial Mass at St. Francis Hospital Thursday following a mass shooting on the... Read more

Police respond to the scene of a mass shooting at St. Francis Hospital on June 1, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At least four people were killed in a shooting rampage at the Natalie Medical Building on the hospital's campus, according to published reports. The shooter is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Tulsa diocese asks for prayers after Oklahoma hospital shooting

Jun 1, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Diocese of Tulsa has requested prayer for all involved in a mass shooting at a medical office building near... 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

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.

Tulsa bishop: Eucharistic coherence is about helping people grow in communion with Christ

Jul 16, 2021

The controversy over reception of Communion by supporters of abortion is ordered to helping all Catholics to grow in communion... 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

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

Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa.

Sex abuse accusation against Tulsa priest 'unsubstantiated'

Dec 4, 2019

An accusation that a priest sexually abused a minor during an assignment nearly 30 years ago was “unsubstantiated” and the... 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

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

Fr. David Konderla makes his own crosier. Photo courtesy: St. Mary's Catholic Center, College Station, Texas.

'This is my light saber' – Tulsa's new bishop makes his own staff

Jun 8, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Deep in the heart of Texas, a campus chaplain is busy making his final spiritual and practical preparations for becoming... Read more

Father David Konderla, who was appointed Bishop of Tulsa May 13, 2016.

Tulsa's next bishop has history in campus ministry and carpentry

May 13, 2016

Pope Francis on Friday named Father David Austin Konderla, the longtime campus ministry director at Texas A & M University,... Read more