Why Pekin students cheered when pope recognized Fr. Rother’s martyrdom

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. (CNS/Charlene Scott)

PEKIN — While they were convinced Father Stanley Rother deserved to be beatified, the junior high students in Joan Moore’s religion classes at St. Joseph School here didn’t expect that step to come this fast. Less than a month after the students voted for the Oklahoma priest’s cause to advance during their “Sainthood Ballot”, Pope Francis […]

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