Okla priest could become saint, story for Oklahoma Gazette

Published: August 13, 2015

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An Oklahoma man might become the U.S.’s first male saint

A former farm boy from Okarche had no intention of becoming a martyr for the Christian faith. Yet, the Roman Catholic Church is on the brink of declaring him one.


This is the first 2,000 – word piece that I have ever written and the most meaningful to date.

The interview with Catholic priest Fr. Tom McSherry was especially meaningful in that we had been acquainted 40 years ago, but hadn’t had the opportunity to talk since then.


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