Pope Francis Recognizes Martyrdom of Oklahoma Priest

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Feast Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe To Be A Day Of Prayer And Solidarity With Families Of Immigrants WASHINGTON—A Day of Prayer with a focus on the plight of refugees and migrants will take place across the United States on December 12, 2016, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It will be a time to place before a merciful God the hopes, fears, and needs of all those families who have come to the U.S. seeking a better life...Read More

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Pope Francis: In Advent, it is important to reflect on hope - (Vatican Radio) At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis began a new series of catecheses on “Christian Hope”. In our times, which seem so dark, the Pope said we often feel “lost in the face of the wickedness and the violence that surround us.” We may even feel “discouraged, because we feel powerless, and it seems the darkness might never end.”...Read More
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Pope Francis Recognizes Martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother 
- OKLAHOMA CITY — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served in Guatemala, making him the first martyr to have been born in the United States. “Servant of God Father Stanley Rother has been approved for beatification!” Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced on Facebook Dec. 2. “He is the first U.S.-born martyr and priest to receive this official recognition from the Vatican! And, of course, the first from Oklahoma!”...Read more