MOVED To Oasis! The recusants of England and Wales kept “The Old Religion” alive in an underground church that resisted from 1593 until Catholic Relief was granted in 1829. Mass and sacraments were secretly offered by priests branded as traitors, and martyrs suffered frightening deaths. But the faith endured and Catholics were legalized at long last. We hear their words and Father Zugger presents some of his family’s involvement in the Welsh Catholic underground and their hidden chapel.
Father Christopher Zugger was born in Buffalo, New York. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University and The Washington Theological Union, he was ordained a priest in the Byzantine Catholic Church in 1981. He was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help until medical retirement directed him into new pastoral work. He has been presenting for Oasis for many years on a wide variety of topics.