by Deacon Greg Kandra
What a journey!
It's the first Catholic ordination in one Pennsylvania community -- and it's one for the history books:
St. Joseph's Church in York will be the setting on Saturday for an event sure to go down in local religious history, and perhaps more. Paul Schenck, born into a Jewish family, eventually ordained as a Protestant minister, converting then becoming a Catholic deacon ... plus being married and blessed with many children ... will be ordained a Catholic priest in solemn ceremonies at St. Joseph's on Saturday.
This will be the first-ever Catholic ordination in York, and surely, from a ministerial perspective, concludes an extraordinary spiritual journey from Jew, to Protestant, to Catholic...
Read the whole article at Deacon Kandra's blog The Deacon's Bench, hosted at BeliefNet.