In a lovely video published in January, TV host and actor Mario Lopez (“Extra,” “Saved by the Bell”) sits down with wife Courtney, son Dominic and daughter Gia to talk about their Catholic faith.
Raised in a Catholic family originally from Mexico, Lopez had his ups and downs in his faith, but now he seems settled into the life of a faithful husband and father. Wife Courtney also comes from a Catholic family, and they’re raising their children in the Faith and Catholic schooling.
(Upside, as Gia points out, you can take your pets to be blessed on St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day in October.)
He also showed off his ashes on Ash Wednesday.
And here’s the video:
Back around the year 2000, Lopez did some Spanish-language radio work for Family Theater Productions. As you heard at the end of the video, the family concludes with the signature phrase of our founder, Venerable Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.:
The Family That Prays Together Stays Together
To which we say, Amen!
Images: YouTube Screenshot (Mario Lopez); Instagram:mariolopezextra