Ordained in 2012 by Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell for the Diocese of Dallas, Fr.Edwin Leonard served his first two years of priesthood as the Parochial Vicar at St. Rita Catholic Church, in July 2014 he was assigned as the Director of Vocations. The past three years and under Fr. Leonard’s direction the diocese accepted a total of 52 new seminarians. His work with the National Evangelization Team (NET) from 2003-2005 helped develop his ability to promote the Gospel with devotion. Fr. Leonard is a graduate of Franciscan University. He uses his strong enthusiasm for crossfit, movies, sporting events, and music festivals to connect with the youth and young adults of the diocese. Fr. Edwin “enjoys sharing his love for the Gospel with the youth and teaching the next great generation of saints."
Young adults are constantly bombarded with questions from their friends and family about the Catholic Faith. Why do we believe...(fill in the blank)? Why does our Church teach...(fill in the blank)? Profess is designed to equip followers of Christ with answers to their questions, so they can more effectively dialogue with the culture. If our call as disciples is to bring others to Christ and His Church, we must know Him and His teachings. We hope to dive deep into the wellspring and riches of Catholicism, so that we can all more faithfully cling to the Faith we "Profess.”