Pope formally recognizes Oklahoma’s Fr. Stanley Rother as first U.S.-born martyr

From the Catholic News Service: Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States. The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.   Read the full report here. […]

Vatican commission approves martyrdom in the Cause for Father Stanley Rother

  Important news from  the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City website: A special Theological Commission at the Congregation of the Causes of Saints in Rome voted Tuesday to formally recognize Oklahoma’s Servant of God Father Stanley Rother a martyr. The determination of martyrdom is a critical step in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s Cause to have Father […]