Saturday, April 09, 2005

Seminarian from Alabama Read the Second Reading at Funeral

From For a Young U.S. Seminarian, the Reading of His Life (washingtonpost.com):

"It would be an exaggeration to say that John G. McDonald is a nobody in the Roman Catholic Church.

After all, among his 150 fellow students at the Pontifical North American College, the biggest U.S. seminary in Rome, McDonald is well-known for his shrimp gumbo, which everyone agrees is delicious, and for his colorful stories about growing up in the small town of Citronelle, Ala. But as a second-year theology student, still two years away from ordination as a priest, McDonald, 28, is not exactly a household name here. "