History: deacon proclaims gospel at his son’s ordination as bishop

Rocco’s lead says it all: 

In the annals of American Catholicism, and indeed beyond, the shot there is without any sort of known precedent: a deacon proclaiming the Gospel at his son’s ordination as a bishop, the latter looking on from the background.

Today in San Angelo marked the third time a deacon’s son has been raised to the episcopacy in the last five years. Unlike both instances before, though, this time the Reverend Dad was able to take part, and did… and his son now leads a diocese, to boot.

…Not even a sudden onslaught of cardinals could trump a moment like this.

Read more about the ordination of San Angelo’s Bishop Mike Sis.  And congratulations to his proud Deacon Dad, too!  Ad multos annos!