No, not a new pope, but what I wish to announce here is indeed a great joy and a profound privilege.
Harvesting the Fruit is adding a new contributing author, Fr. José Miguel Marqués Campo, a man for whom I have the greatest admiration and who I am blessed to call friend.
Some of you may already be familiar with Fr. Marqués Campo. Those of you who will only come to know him in time, however, will find that his keen awareness of the nature of the crisis under which the children of the Church currently suffer, and his commitment to tradition, is truly a reason for hope.
Father José Miguel Marqués Campo was born 1962 in Spain, and raised in the Chicagoland area. He holds a B.A. in International Business Administration from Rosary College in Illinois (now Dominican University). Having undertaken seminary studies in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, Fr. Marqués Campo was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Oviedo on Pentecost, 26 May 1996.
A former parish priest and former chaplain of a residence for the elderly, Fr. Marqués Campo is currently assigned to the Basilica-Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the city of Gijón, Spain, where he has been appointed Diocesan Chaplain of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Fr. Marqués Campo is a former radio host of the program, “Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church” on Radio María Spain, and is radio host of a special miniseries on Literature and Faith centering on the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien called, “De los Anillos al Señor” (Of the Rings to the Lord).
Look for Fr. Marqués Campo to post in the next few days or so. In the mean time, enjoy the following magnificent recording of our new contributor chanting the Salve Regina in solemn monastic tone, and please join me in welcoming Father aboard.
How blessed we are to have him here! Deo Gratias!