Welcome to Priestly Passion, where I interview ordained Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston . The mission of Priestly Passion is to provide a glimpse into the background and role of a Catholic priest. Some people don't understand the nature of the call to serve in this capacity within the Church, so this podcast provides the listener a chance to discover the responsibilities as well as become acquainted with your friendly neighborhood priest!
Rev. Rodney Armstrong serves as a pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church located in the historic Fifth Ward district of Houston, Texas. Belonging to The St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites), a congregation of priests and brothers that serve in the African-American community, Rev. Armstrong brings compassion to his parish community and the sublime joy of his African-American heritage to the priesthood. During the interview, we discussed: Liturgical diversity, his discernment to the priesthood, popular Saints, what it means to be a "Black Catholic", well-known Catholics of African descent, and the importance of following God's internal call to the priesthood.
I interview Fr. Charles NDumbi who serves as a priest at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church located in the historic Third Ward district of Houston, Texas. We cover: What ignited the spark to become a priest, Catholicism in Africa, favorite Saints (Bl. Anuarite Maria Clementine Nengapeta & St. Charles Borromeo), how to serve in love, and biggest advice for those discerning the priesthood.
I interview Fr. Leon Streider who serves as a priest at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church located in Houston, Texas. This segment contains roughly 9.5 minutes that includes him answering the ultimate question for Priestly Passion: "Why did you become a priest?"