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The Legacy of American Martyr Fr. Stanley Rother

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Bishop James Wall is the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gallup.

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City joins Bishop Wall to talk about the life of Fr. Stanley Rother, the first U.S.-born martyr whose cause for beatification is before the Vatican.

Discussion points:

00:32 – Introduction to Archbishop Paul Coakley
 
02:24 – Who was Fr. Stanley Rother?
 
03:35 – What exactly is a martyr, how how does the concept of martyrdom fit within the Catholic Church?
 
05:21 – Latin America and the Catholic Church in the 1960s
 
08:13 – Why Fr. Rother is called “The shepherd who didn’t run”
 
12:42 – How Archbishop Coakley became involved in Fr. Rother’s cause for canonization
 
17:00 – When a canonization cause is accepted by the Vatican, what does the process look like? How does this differ for someone who has been declared a martyr?
 
 

Useful Links:

The Story of Fr. Stanley Rother – His life and death

The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run – the biography of Fr. Rother from Our Sunday Visitor

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