Day: February 14, 2021

As mentors die, young priest tries to save diocese from COVID

The priests of Nezahualcóyotl died in quick succession. Father Antonino. Father Álvaro. Father Juan. Father Gustavo. The loss of four spiritual brothers — plus a beloved deacon — over five weeks last spring was almost too much to bear for Julio César Ponce, the youngest priest in the Catholic diocese in this working-class city of […]