Father Michael Rodriguez, the manly, priestly, zealous Mexican cleric of the El Paso Diocese, has given an interview to Michael Matt. It’s a little peek into the steely soul of a staunch alter-Christus whose defense of marriage has brought him much publicity and a storm of hatred from the enemies of the Church. In a very matter-of-fact way, Father Rodriguez refers positively to “the quest of traditional Catholics to restore the Cross, the Mass, the kingship of Jesus Christ, and true Catholic doctrine, outside of which there is no salvation” (emphasis mine).
It is not a surprise, but it is a consolation, that the priest who has distinguished himself as a defender of the law of nature is also a defender of the law of supernature, including the necessity of Christ’s Church. ¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva Padre Rodriguez!