Monday, August 12, 2013

"Angel Priest" Identified

Follow-up to this post of mine.

The mysterious Catholic priest who showed up at an accident scene, gave comfort to the sick, and then vanished, has stepped forward and identified himself.

The mystery priest who recently showed up at a crash site, anointed a victim and then vanished has been identified — and he came forward by posting his identity in the comments section of a Catholic news site. The story began on Aug. 4, after Aaron Smith, 26, struck Katie Lentz, 19, in a head-on car crash. In the days that followed, the tale of a faith leader who disappeared went viral.

But now the individual, who brought calm upon the situation and who rescue workers have been hoping to find and thank, has been found. A press release provided to TheBlaze from the Diocese of Jefferson County confirmed that the Rev. Patrick Dowling, one of the priests who works with the diocese, is the individual whom they have been seeking.

Click the link to read the rest. Father Dowling revealed himself as the priest in question in a comment at the National Catholic Register.

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