And another one swims the Tiber.
From the Sacramento Bee:
Jeff Henry’s long journey of faith has brought him full circle, not only back to the church in which he was baptized as an infant but also back to serving God. When he’s ordained at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on June 4, he will become the Sacramento Catholic Diocese’s first converted, married priest.
“This will be new for us,” said Bishop Jaime Soto. “I announced it to our priests on Monday, and they’re very excited. They were curious but very welcoming of the idea. I think it will be an adventure not just for Jeff and his wife but for us.”
With Peg, his wife of 26 years, at his side, Henry called their grown daughter when he learned two weeks ago that the Vatican has approved his application to become a Roman Catholic priest.
“I said, ‘Guess what? I’m going to be a father again,’ ” said Henry, 51, a former Lutheran minister who lives in Vacaville.
There’s much more, including details about what led to his conversion. Check it out.