Monday, 30 January 2012 11:35
MISSION — USA Today ran a story this month about Rev. Roy Snipes, the popular priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and his dogs who attend Mass, confessions and other church functions. The national newspaper said the dogs help to put people more at ease and “open hearts wider to receive the good father’s message.”
In a telephone interview with the Progress Times this week, Snipes fondly recalled his first dog assistant, Magna, whom he adopted over 25 years ago.
“Magna adopted me in Starr County,” he said. “She was the foundress of all this.”