Father Ron ROLHEISER, General Councillor from 1998-2004, and currently the President of Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, has been named San Antonio’s ninth Peace Laureate by the San Antonio Peace Center during the organization’s annual Blessing of the Peacemakers at OST’s Whitley Theological Center.

The Canadian-born Oblate will also receive the 2016 Touchstone Award from the National Federation of Priests’ Councils during its annual convocation on April 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award is presented annually to “the priest who, in the view of the federation, is one whose service in the Gospel of Jesus Christ exemplifies the purposes and goals of the federation,” according to a news release. “In particular, his leadership enhances the ministry of others and his words and deeds support the life and ministry of priests; thus, he is, as it were, a Touchstone for genuine quality priesthood.”