So the mystery priest turns out to be an ordained Irishman, and the story’s mystique flips from one of wild heavenly intervention to another of mild earthy fidelity. Perfect reminder that the priesthood of Jesus is at heart the modesty of glory, especially when He dons a brogue.
Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City.
“I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA’s original article on the Aug. 4 incident.
“I thank them for making me welcome in such a highly charged situation and allowing me to minister as a priest.” Read more….