Fr. Joshua Whitfield currently serves as the Pastoral Administrator of St. Rita Catholic Community in Dallas. A former Episcopal priest trained for ministry in England, after his conversion to Catholicism, he was ordained a Catholic priest through the Pastoral Provision of Pope Saint John Paul II in 2012. He and his wife Alli live in Dallas with their five children: Maggie, Peter, Zoe-Catherine, and Bernadette and Felicity. Originally from Glen Rose, Texas—the son of a football coach—he’s an alumnus of Texas Tech University, the University of Leeds, and Duke University. He is the author of Pilgrim Holiness: Martyrdom as Descriptive Witness (Cascade, 2009) and The Crisis of Bad Preaching: Redeeming the Heart and Way of the Catholic Preacher (Ave Maria Press, 2019) and Eucharist, Bread of Life (Liturgical Press, 2021). He is also a regular contributor to the Dallas Morning News.