Fr. Paul Hostettler’s priesthood has spanned seven decades

By Bill Brewer Father Paul Hostettler can stack his number against the best of them: 71 years a priest. That rivals Pope Benedict XVI, whose priesthood is at its 70th year. St. Pope John Paul II’s priesthood was 59 years. Even among secular personalities with long, successful careers, Father Hostettler …

St. Augustine Parish celebrates 75th anniversary

By Dan McWilliams St. Augustine Parish in Signal Mountain marked its 75th birthday Nov. 3 as Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated an anniversary Mass, dedicated a new education/multipurpose wing at the church, and blessed the parish’s new outdoor Stations of the Cross. Concelebrating were current St. Augustine pastor Father Joseph …