TULSA, Okla. — Ahead of Oklahoma’s execution of death-row inmate James Allen Coddington Aug. 25, the Diocese of Tulsa joined calls by a coalition of faith leaders and others for the Oklahoma governor to commute his death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Growing up, I was the token Asian girl. I still remember setting foot onto my Los Angeles college campus for the first time. I joined a Christian group where there were more Asian faces my age than I’d ever been in the same room with before. I discovered people that took their shoes off in their dorm rooms and who knew what kimchi was.
VATICAN CITY — Marking the day dedicated to the world’s humanitarian workers, Caritas Internationalis thanked its confederation’s “local heroes” for their compassion and dedicated service in 200 countries and territories.
Esta columna se publicó originalmente en 2016. Como esta edición de Sooner Catholic se publica el 21 de agosto, estaré nuevamente en peregrinación en el Camino de Santiago con el obispo Wall y el obispo Conley.
This column was originally published in 2016. As this edition of the Sooner Catholic is published on August 21, I will once again be on pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago with Bishop Wall and Bishop Conley.
“The Catholic Church recognizes the incalculable harm done to victims of crime and their families, and the need for justice and healing. However, the death penalty is an immoral and archaic method of addressing serious crimes ...
Overcoming a faulty microphone and no air conditioning before his ordination seemed fitting for Father Robert Miller, who has persevered through “twists and turns” for more than 17 years to get to this point in his journey to the priesthood.
As the Blessed Stanley Rother shrine nears completion, an excited buzz is palpable in south Oklahoma City. Since the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 3, 2019, the gradual progression of construction of the shrine has been witnessed by thousands of passing motorists each day.
For seniors in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City looking for an assisted living option with a strong Catholic identity there is Saint Ann Retirement Center. There are independent and assisted living campuses at Saint Ann.
The town of Midwest City was incorporated in 1943 and named for the Air Depot that was to become Tinker Air Force Base. Priests from Sacred Heart Catholic Church helped meet the sacramental needs of those stationed at the base.
The author of “Mississippi Bishop: William Henry Elder and the Civil Way,” is Ryan Starrett. He is originally from Mississippi and received degrees from the University of Dallas, Spring Hill College and Adams State University. This book is his first solo project.
On March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, a group of 12 women at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawton began a ministry of prayer for Father Phil Seeton. Together they prayed the commitment prayer and received a blessing from Father Seeton.
Lara Schuler is the Senior Director of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. This position serves as the superintendent for Catholic Schools and educational outreach to the homeschool community in the archdiocese. She is relative newcomer to the archdiocese and to Oklahoma City, having relocated in October of 2021 and coming from the Diocese of Nashville. She is certified in Educational Leadership K-12. Graduate work was completed at Samford University in Homewood, AL where she earned a MS in Educational Leadership. She is also a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO where she earned a BS in Communications with a minor in Corporate Communications and Training. She completed the A+ Teachers Alternative Certification Program in Houston, TX, and is Certified in Dyslexia Intervention. Lara is an avid learner and doctoral work is soon to be in her future. She has been teaching and leading in Catholic Schools since 1993 in Alabama, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and now Oklahoma. In addition to teaching in a Catholic school, she also volunteered and taught many years in parish religious education programs in the evenings or on the weekends. She and Bill have been married 32 years and they have one son, Anthony, who lives in the Dallas area. Lara enjoys art museums, reading, painting, decorating, and the thrill of the hunt that comes from finding a treasure at a flea market or antique store.
CHICAGO — Chicago-based Catholic Extension launched the first of many initiatives it has planned over the next 18 months to support Uvalde, Texas, following the devastation of the Robb Elementary mass shooting.