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“Baby Box” bill provides hope, help for women, babies

On April 27, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 960, legalizing the installation of “baby boxes” in hospitals and other first response facilities to receive and triage babies who might otherwise end up in a dumpster or other location after being abandoned. The bill was proposed by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and supported by the Catholic Conference of Oklahoma. Once installed, these baby boxes will be similar to boxes in other states. 

“No work of charity is foreign to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul”

In October 1976, a longtime and much-loved member of Saint Vincent de Paul died suddenly leaving a widow and three children behind.

The Center of Family Love raised a record $860,000

OKARCHE – The Center of Family Love celebrated its 40th anniversary by raising more than $860,000 during the organization’s Gift of Love Virtual Celebration. The event was the eighth in CFL’s history. 

Mercy breaks ground on new Love Family Women’s Center

A new building to serve women in Oklahoma City is under construction on the campus of Mercy Health Center. The hospital’s labor and delivery, and postpartum services have been at capacity for years, limiting Mercy’s ability to serve more patients.

Bl. Stanley Francis Rother: America’s first martyr after 40 years

OKARCHE – On July 28, 1981, at 1:30 in the morning, three Spanish-speaking Ladino (non-indigenous) men snuck into the rectory of Santiago Apóstol Catholic Church in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, looking for the parish priest.

Sooner Catholic receives two national media awards

The Sooner Catholic received two awards from the Catholic Media Association during the 2021 Catholic Media Conference held virtually June 8-10.

Rother Feast Day Pilgrimage Locations & Hours

July 28 – July 31, 2021

Prayer teams to visit churches in July

During the month of July, a prayer pilgrimage in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City called El Camino de Apla’s will be held to pray for the archdiocese and for the intercession of Blessed Stanley Rother. “Apla’s” was the affectionate nickname given to Blessed Stanley by the Mayan descendants of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. It means “Francis” in their native language of Tz’utujil.