Fr. Stanley Rother

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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

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Archdiocese to break ground for Bl. Stanley Rother shrine in November 

Aug 20, 2019

The shy and unassuming Blessed Father Stanley Rother, a missionary priest and martyr from a farming family, would likely be... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

New Tucson bishop played key role in Fr. Rother beatification cause

Oct 3, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, who was the “promoter of justice” for... Read more

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

Catholic group continues Blessed Stanley Rother's work in Guatemala

Sep 25, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Father John Goggin was serving as a missionary priest in Guatemala on July 28, 1981, when he was woken up... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, May 4, 2016.

Pope Francis: God is calling you to work in his kingdom

Sep 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

No one is “unemployed” when it comes to spreading the message of the Gospel, Pope Francis has said, because each... 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

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

Bishop Conley: martyred Oklahoma priest showed courage that comes from prayer

Sep 20, 2017

An Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala will be beatified on Saturday, and his life has much to teach us, Bishop... Read more

Fr. Rother with a young child.

What it's like to gather relics of Fr. Stanley Rother

Sep 20, 2017

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Stanley Rother, a missionary priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, was killed by rebels in Guatemala, his body was transferred... 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

Priest who met three saints named auxiliary bishop of Seattle

Apr 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has chosen Msgr. Daniel H. Mueggenborg, a priest of the Diocese of... Read more

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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