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Fr. Wade Menezes Honored at Commencement by Alma Mater Holy Apostles College and Seminary

by | May 8, 2024

Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM Honored at Commencement by Alma Mater Holy Apostles College and SeminaryHoly Apostles College and Seminary held its 66th Commencement Ceremony on May 4, 2024. One hundred fifty graduates representing thirty-seven states and seven countries received degrees, attending either in-person or via live stream. During the ceremony, Rev. Wade Menezes, CPM received an Honorary Doctorate of Moral Theology for his work in evangelization.

The mission of Holy Apostles is to form and educate its students to be missionary disciples, with the vision of cultivating Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization.  Fr. Wade Menezes is a shining example of someone who has successfully exhibited these traits through his life’s work.  

Fr. Wade is a summa cum laude graduate of the Holy Apostles Class of 2000, with dual Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Divinity degrees.  Coupled with prior degrees in journalism and communications, he has been successful in his utilization of TV, radio, and print to evangelize as a priest.  Fr. Wade is a member of the Fathers of Mercy.  

In his commencement address, Fr. Wade spoke to the graduates, faculty, and guests about the need to always defend truth and faith.  “I speak to you now today as a preacher, not as a teacher, yet in two very certain respects to these different vocations there are very common ideals, and that is to defend truth and faith as our Catholic calling.”  

In the course of speaking, Fr. Wade referenced southern author Flannery O’Connor, stating that the characters in her books have the opportunity to accept or reject faith and truth using free will.  Those who make the choice to not accept faith and truth often incur tragedy.   

Quoting St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Wade said, “’Errors perish and cease to be when people get to know the truth.’ Amen to that, especially in 2024.”  

Many may know him from his appearances on EWTN as a guest or host on various EWTN shows, such as Mother Angelica Live, Life on the Rock, and Crux of the Matter, to name a few.  In addition, he has contributed to written publications such as National Catholic Register, Faith and Family, and The Wanderer, among others.  Fr. Wade is also the host of EWTN Global Catholic Radio’s Open Line Tuesday, and has been featured on other stations, such as Ave Maria Radio, Guadalupe Radio Network, Catholic Broadcasting Northwest and more.  

Fr Wade has been a contributing writer to publications such as National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Twin Circle, Catholic Faith and Family, The Wanderer, and Legatus, to name a few.  He is also the author of three books.

He has served as the Chaplain-in-Residence at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament located at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama.  Here he acted as celebrant, homilist, and confessor; he also gave spiritual conferences on specialized points of Catholic Christian doctrine.  The shrine and monastery are affiliated with EWTN.