Archbishop Paul Coakley

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Sign over death row.

End executions for Advent, Catholic bishops tell Trump

Leading U.S. bishops are imploring the Trump administration to stop scheduled federal executions during the season of Advent.  Read more

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

Invalidly baptized Oklahoma priest baptized and ‘re-ordained’ 

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 of Oklahoma City. Courtesy photo.

Spend Labor Day in solidarity with the poor, US bishops say

The U.S. bishops’ conference is encouraging solidarity, charity and compassion for low-income and essential workers during the upcoming Labor Day... Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Bishops urge Catholics to 'meet hatred with love' after churches vandalized

Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against... Read more

Protests against the killing of George Floyd in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 2020.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent... 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 

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.

USCCB domestic justice chairman welcomes coronavirus aid bill

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City issued a statement in response to the passage Friday of the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

'God does not abandon us': US bishops urge prayer, state action over coronavirus

Catholic bishops in the United States offered prayers and encouragement as Congress considers a relief package for the Coronavirus.  Read more

Crowd at a rally of immigrants and supporters calling for legal reforms Washington D.C.

Bishops oppose 'public charge' rule change as Supreme Court lifts injunction

In August 2019, the Trump administration announced changes to how a person is determined to be a “public charge,” someone primarily... Read more

Seasonal agricultural workers in Salinas, Calif.

Bishops praise House agriculture workers bill, urge Senate to pass

The U.S. bishops have praised the passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, which creates a new status... Read more

Gallows in Tombstone, Arizona.

Bishops urge mercy on World Day Against the Death Penalty

The death penalty is outdated and promotes a culture of violence, three bishops said during a livestream conversation on Oct.... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

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

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