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Thursday, December 3, 2009

The priest and the 'spunky' seminarian

The latest issue of the Arkansas Catholic, the newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock, has a story about the bond between a seminarian preparing for his priestly ordination next May and the Benedictine priest he rebelled against as a youngster.

As the paper reported, during Jason Sharbaugh's diaconate ordination last month:

"Benedict Father Gregory Pilcher joked with attendees about Sharbaugh's inauspicious start toward the diaconate and priesthood. Sharbaugh grinned sheepishly and nodded in assent when 'Father Gregory,' as parishioners know him, shared that as a former Subiaco Academy dean he struggled to keep the rambunctious young man in line.

'I think it can be a good thing when our priests show a little spunk,' noted Bishop [Anthony B.] Taylor, as the audience erupted in laughter."

Click HERE to read the entire story.

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