Next summer, Mark Neal will be ordained as a priest by the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines. His faith was tested after adopting and raising a deeply troubled boy, but he remained steadfast. Through pain and heartache, he truly has earned the title, Father.
By MARY CHALLENDER
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
Read the complete article Faith of the Father from Des Moines Register.com.
Read about soon-to-be Father Mark's travails as as a father. It made for good reading on the car-ride home from northwest Iowa.