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Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Signing up for priestly recruitment"

Military personnel to be recruited for new kind of service.

From the South Bend Tribune
Associated Press Writer

Photo by: MARY SCHWALM/AP Photo

METHUEN, Mass. — The Rev. John McLaughlin never served in the military, but he’s faced unexpected, violent death in the way troops do.

Decades ago, McLaughlin lay bleeding on a Boston street after being stabbed from behind. The prayer-filled moments that followed, when McLaughlin believed he might die, changed his life and ultimately led him to God. Now, in a newly created job, he’ll be trying to recruit military personnel to the Roman Catholic priesthood.

He believes that service members, who confront death as part of their jobs, could have a similar openness to religious service.

Read the rest of the article here: South Bend Tribune

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