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Forward Boldly: Interview with Fr. Michael Rodriguez

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Join Christine for a frank discussion with Fr. Rodriguez on the state of the Church today, the ravenous wolves who seek to devour the flock from within, and the Holy Father's resignation and what it means for the future of the Church.

Fr. Rodríguez was born and raised on the border town of El Paso, Texas. He is the third in a family of six children (three boys, three girls). His family spent four years of his early childhood living in Augsburg, Germany.

He graduated valedictorian from Irvin High School (Northeast El Paso), and then entered St. Charles Seminary for the Diocese of El Paso.

Father earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated student marshal of the College of Liberal Arts. He attended major seminary at the North American College in Rome and completed his theological studies at the Gregorian University.

Father was ordained a priest of God Most High on December 8, 1996. As a priest, he served at various parishes: Our Lady of the Valley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Our Lady of Assumption, and Our Lady of Peace (Alpine). Thereafter, he was assigned to be responsible for the spiritual welfare of the parishioners at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church. On September 21, 2011, Fr. Rodriguez was reassigned to be the parish vicar at Santa Teresa de Jesús Parish in Presidio, TX.

At the start of 2006 Father began celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass, and following Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio, he began a daily celebration of the venerable and ancient Roman Rite of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.