Afghanistan veteran credits Muslims’ witness among reasons for return to Catholic faith

Sergio Barrera grew up in Arizona, in what he called a very traditional Mexican-American family. “Catholic piety was in our blood,” he said. “Any time something bad happened, we would talk about ‘I’ll just do a novena for Mary’ or ‘just pray the Hail Mary a few times and Mary will take care of us.’ So, we just sort of breathed this in when I was a child.”

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