Father Matthew Muñoz from the Diocese of Orange, California, has an impressive lineage. His grandfather is Academy Award-winning actor John Wayne.
In an interview with Catholic News Agency, Father Muñoz explained Wayne’s spiritual path: “He was raised with a lot of Christian principles and a Bible faith that, I think, had a strong impact upon him.”
In 1933, Wayne married a young Catholic woman named Josephine who is Father Muñoz’s grandmother. The priest said, “He was constantly at Church events…After a while, he got the sense that the common secular vision of what Catholics are—and what his own experience actually was—were becoming two different things.”
Come, let us return to the Lord. (Hosea 6:1)
Lead me in Your ways, Jesus.