Example of Priesthood at Sonny Bono's Funeral

SPRINGS, Calif.–Sonny Bono's last legacy might be to bring new vocations to the Catholic Church through the young priest who celebrated his funeral Mass. “It is my prayer and hope that many will consider a vocation to the priesthood or religious life through Father David's wonderful example as viewed at the Sonny Bono funeral,” said Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino. He was referring to Father David Andel, 29, a priest since June 1995 now working at Bono's home-town Palm Springs parish, St. Theresa. “Father David manifests that passion and love of our Catholic faith,” Bishop Barnes said.