Harrisburg, Pa., Jun 15, 2010 / 02:49 am (CNA).
A former Protestant pastor who is a married father of eight was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday for the Diocese of Harrisburg.
The newly ordained Fr. Paul Shenck was raised Jewish and baptized a Christian when he was 16 years old. In 1994 he left the New Covenant Tabernacle, an evangelical church he founded, and then became a pastor in western New York for the Reformed Episcopal Church. He entered the Catholic Church in 2004...
Read the rest at the Catholic News Agency's web site.
There is a fuller treatment of this story, "Pro-life Hero, Protestant Minister to Catholic Priest: Fr. Paul Schenck, Prophetic Sign of Coming Full Communion" by Deacon Keith Fournier at Catholic Online.
Whose hands? - Here's a Medieval oddity which I don't think anybody has noticed. In the Statuta Antiqua, when a bishop is consecrated, "two bishops place and hold a book ...
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