New members installed into order

Pope Francis granted the Victoria Diocese 18 new members to be Knights of the Papal Order of Saint Gregory the Great. They were installed at a Tuesday evening prayer and investiture ceremony by the Most Rev. David E. Fellhauer, bishop of the Victoria Diocese. The papal award was instituted Sept. 1, 1831, and is bestowed on individuals who serve the Catholic Church or who have distinguished themselves by their accomplishments in their communities. Receiving the award, front row, from left, are Luis Guerra, Andrew Vazquez, John McQuillen, Fellhauer, Hal Redmon and Charles Bluntzer; middle row, from left, are Judge Joseph P. Kelly, Gerald Durocher, Ed Lehnert, Monroe Rieger, John Porche, Garth Myers and Greg Witcher; back row, from left, are John Zacek, Pete Moya, Dr. Bruce Turner, Harvey Kocian, Gerry Mikeska and John Stevenson.