VATICAN CITY — When the Vatican press hall announces papal appointments, we’re usually presented with a rather dry encyclopedic biography of the new appointees: where they went to school, what they studied, ordination date, and teaching and ministry positions held over the years.
But thanks to Catholic radio host Lino Rulli (aka The Catholic Guy), we have a really fun and insightful look at the man who will be the new auxiliary bishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis — Father Andrew Cozzens.
The now 45-year-old priest from Stamford, Conn., took Lino (a Minnesota native) rock climbing a few years ago.
Somebody filmed the escapade and, aside from seeing Lino freak out, we see Father Andrew use rock climbing as a way to talk about faith:
“This is the beauty about rock climbing, it teaches trust. Trust is such an important thing in our relationship with God.”
Check out this leap of faith: