By Cathy Harasta
The Texas Catholic
In retirement, Msgr. Don Fischer has shepherded his ministry into cyberspace and the hearts of people in 102 nations.
Msgr. Fischer, who was ordained to the priesthood in 1967 and retired in 2010, launched a website in the spring of 2011 that has given his homilies a global reach. He said that he never expected to have faithful followers in China, Iraq and Croatia who click on his website, which has more than doubled its visitors in its 18 months.
“There must be a hunger for the Liturgy of the Word in these places,” said Msgr. Fischer, who has spent 25 years delivering weekly homilies on the radio.
“We’re in a whole new age of evangelization. The internet opens up a new way of imagining evangelization.”
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