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Father Bayer: Conscience and Reconciliation

Confession is a great gift of Catholic spirituality. Thankfully, we enjoy it at every Mass; and, hopefully, we enjoy it sacramentally at least once a year. Catholic faith has always insisted upon freedom and so upon the need to examine our... Thursday, October 19, 2017

Father Bayer: Let us all say ‘yes’ to solidarity

A story. Some time ago I had lunch with a black friend in a major city. I asked him what it was like when he first met the couple that informally adopted him by mentoring him after he aged out of foster care. He said something like, “During the... Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bishop Kelly: Blessed Stanley Francis Rother: Priest and Martyr

The Mass for the Beatification of Father Stanley Francis Rother took place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23. Over 15,000 attended. Father Rother was a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who was martyred in Guatemala... Thursday, October 5, 2017

Father Gollob: Lock our lives together to be bubbles of hope

In the days just before the recent catastrophic hurricanes in Texas and Florida, there were many hours of warnings about what was about to happen. What so many have just lived through happened almost exactly as had been predicted. How did the... Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Father Gollob: A good role model for our youth

As I write this column, there are preparations going forward in Oklahoma City for the beatification of a priest missionary to the Central American country of Guatemala. Father Stanley Rother has been acknowledged by Pope Francis as the first... Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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