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Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese who was brutally murdered in 1981 in the Guatemalan village where he ministered to the poor, is shown baptizing a child in this undated photo. The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced the North American priest will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. (CNS) Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest
Mar 15 2017
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all
Mar 13 2017
Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests fall clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors.

More prayer, outreach to youth could help priest shortage, pope says
Mar 09 2017
Shortages of priests and rumors about possible female deacons were among the highlights of Pope Francis’ exclusive interview with Germany’s Die Zeit magazine.

Pope names Maryland pastor as auxiliary bishop for Washington
Mar 08 2017
Pope Francis has appointed Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., who is pastor of St. Joseph Church in Largo, Maryland, as an auxiliary bishop of Washington.

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests
Mar 02 2017
Faith is a continuing path of growth and maturity that cannot progress without the presence of temptations, Pope Francis told priests of Rome.

Lent is time to relive exodus from slavery to freedom, pope says
Mar 01 2017
To open a path toward the freedom of eternal life, the pope said, Jesus gave up the trappings of his glory, choosing humility and obedience.

Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding
Mar 01 2017
One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing recommendations.

Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says
Feb 28 2017
Giving something to someone in need “is always right,” the pope said, and it should be done with respect and compassion.

Ecumenism is a common journey, not a lab experiment, pope says
Feb 27 2017
The path toward Christian unity can’t be found isolated in a laboratory hashing out theological differences, Pope Francis said.

If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too
Feb 23 2017
When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either.