Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who served in Guatemala, making him the first martyr to have been born in the United States. <READ MORE>
I love how simply Oklahoma City's Archbishop Paul Coakley states it: 'We need the witness of holy men and women who remind us that we are all called to holiness - and that holy men and women come from ordinary places like Okarche, Okla." ~
Maria Scaperlanda, Fr. Stanley's biographer.