Oklahoma City Priest to be Beatified This Saturday – Perspectives Daily
Let’s begin in the US where the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will have one of its very own priests beatified on Saturday, bringing him one step closer to sainthood.
Father Stanley Rother will be the first American-born martyr in the history of the Church. The US priest was gunned down in Guatemala in 1981, shortly after making the heroic decision to return to his mission parish, despite knowing his name was on a death list.
In 1968, the Archdiocese had sent Fr. Stanley to its mission in Guatemala, where he helped build a hospital, schools, and launched its first Catholic radio station. By