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A Youth Movement in the Priesthood

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priest with skateboard

They face a secular culture and the effects of church scandal. But they were called, and they answered. Read about young Catholic priests (including Fr. Andrew Brinkman, 29, the skateboarder pictured above and doing tricks after the jump) in the Star Tribune here: A Youth Movement in the Priesthood

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Misc: Making it last: On the path to priesthood, and then he fell for her

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Married 30 years The New York Times is doing a series on couples who have been married for more than 25 years.  Augustine “Tino” Paz met Lynn Casmier-Paz in 1981 at St. Louis University, where he was studying philosophy and planning to become a Jesuit priest.  He wasn’t looking to fall in love, but thirty years and three kids later, despite their challenges, they’re still married and best friends.  Read their interview about the ups and downs and how they’ve made their marriage last here: Married 30 Years, Accepting Their Differences