Posts Tagged:Archbishop Paul Coakley

Oklahoma Catholic Bishops release statement on Coddington clemency denial

Following Gov. Kevin Stitt’s decision to reject clemency for James Coddington, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City and The Most Rev. David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa & Eastern Oklahoma, released statements condemning Coddington’s execution. “No matter how serious the crime committed, we do not forfeit the dignity bestowed upon us by God. Governor…Read More

OKC archbishop calls for end to death penalty in state amid court decision affirming its constitutionality

In response to a federal court decision affirming the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s death penalty protocol, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City on Monday called on state lawmakers to end the death penalty. “No matter the decision of the court on Oklahoma’s protocol, the use of the death penalty only contributes to the continued coarsening of…Read More

Bishops Reject Abortion Funding in Budget Bill’s Health Care Provisions

Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language that funds abortions being added to wording they support to improve access to affordable health care for all. The funding of abortion, “the deliberate destruction of our most…Read More