Sharon Otterman's piece in todays NY Times, In Graying Priesthood, New York’s Grayest Keeps Faith in Bronx, profiles Father Gerald Ryan, 92 year old Pastor of St. Luke's parish in the Bronx.
Though his title is officially "Administrator," as the article points out and the Archdiocese frowns on the use of the possessive (I say "the parish of St. Luke") I enjoy taking liberties. Father Ryan embodies everything that is good about the Catholic Church. Priests like him keep us going and vice versa. Thank you, Sharon Otterman for this positive piece.