Best Wishes to the Jesuits and the Redemptorists As They Celebrate Their Founders

Pope Francis meets with the Jesuit community in Rome

This week, Catholics celebrate the lives of two great founders:Thursday, July 31, is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).  Ignatius was first a soldier of Spain; but he took a cannonball in the leg, requiring several surgeries and a lengthy recuperation.  During the months when he was bedridden, Ignatius read the lives of the saints; and deeply moved by their piety and their example, he resolved to be instead a soldier for Christ.  He founded th … [Read more...]

Ex-Convict Arrested in Murder of Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP – UPDATED

Gary Moran - arrested in killing of Fr Walker

A 54-year-old homeless ex-convict has been arrested in Phoenix, accused of the murder of a priest and the wounding of a second priest.KPHO, the local CBS affiliate, reports that Gary Moran, a homeless man with an extensive criminal record, was arrested Sunday night and jailed on suspicion of shooting the Rev. Kenneth Walker multiple times at Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in south Phoenix on Wednesday. Moran was released from prison just two months ago, after serving nine years of … [Read more...]

Fr. Walker, Young Priest Murdered in Phoenix, Teaches About Mercy and Justice

Fr Walker FSSP

"We have grown far too attached to our own knowledge, our technology, and our pleasures--such that we have forgotten God and what He has done for us."   Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSPOn June 11, 29-year-old Father Kenneth Walker, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter  (FSSP), was killed in what is believed to be a burglary.  Father Joseph Terra, 56, who was with Father Walker at the rectory of the FSSP's Mater Misericordia Mission, was also shot and remains hospitalized.One to … [Read more...]