ALEDO — Monsignor Publius Xuereb, pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in Aledo, is a man in close communion with Christ and a litany of saints. That spiritual relationship has grown strong over the years not only through prayer, but with the skillful hands of a craftsman passionate about repairing statues of Holy figures.
As the Year of Consecrated Life comes to an end, we look at the beginning of consecrated life in the Diocese of Fort Worth: the years between saying “yes” to God’s call and receiving Holy Orders as a priest.
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a young priest with Czech roots serving in Germany and Austria, was arrested by the Nazis on April 21, 1941.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — Father Patrick Behm of Le Mars confessed to being overwhelmed by all the attention. "I'm just happy being a simple priest," he insisted.
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week by Pope Francis, making the Japanese warrior one among nine other causes that advanced toward sainthood.