Kevin Wells

About Kevin Wells

Kevin Wells is a former sports reporter with the Tampa Tribune, where he covered major-league baseball and other sports. He is the author of Burst, A Story of God’s Grace When Life Falls Apart. His book The Priests We Need to Save the Church is available at, as well as at some of your favorite local Catholic booksellers.

Wells is President of the Monsignor Thomas Wells Society for Vocations. His work with youth earned him the James Cardinal Hickey National Figure Award from the Archdiocese of Washington. He lives in Millersville, MD, with his wife and three children.

In 2009, he survived a close brush with death, being anointed by Fr. James Stack — the longtime best friend of his murdered uncle, Msgr. Thomas Wells — after invasive surgery failed to stop a brain hemmorrhage.

Here is The Victim Who Vanished in Word

A short time ago, in the Maryland countryside, a priest the humble folk say bears a resemblance to Maximilian Kolbe turned on the ignition of his old silver pick-up and eased out of the parking lot of his St. Michael’s parish. He shifted i … [Read more...]

The “Un-hefted” Vanishing Flock

When Irishman Declan Dinneny spoke, I caught every fifth word. His voice came in a wild chorus of undulated high pitches that crescendoed when he spoke of something important, like maybe a heifer who’d miscarried that morning. His farm was b … [Read more...]