My classmates and I at St. Joseph’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of New York took the same classes – Sacred Scripture, Sacraments, homiletics and many others – and we were ordained together in November 1988 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Cardinal John J. O’Connor. We all looked forward to our first parish assignments as brand new priests.
Five years after ordination, Cardinal O’Connor released me from parish ministry to work full-time in pro-life and I became the national director of Priests for Life.
Now nobody would claim that by moving from parish ministry to a more specialized ministry, I became less Catholic or less of a priest.
Yet the Obama administration has introduced a big...READ MORE