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August 13th, 2013
08:36 AM ET

Priest from Missouri accident revealed

By Steve Almasy, CNN

(CNN) - Katie Lentz finally knows the identity of the Catholic priest who came to her side during a life-threatening accident on a two-lane Missouri highway this month.

Turns out, it was a Father Dowling mystery. The Rev. Patrick Dowling, that is.

Dowling, a priest since 1982, revealed in a comment on a story posted on the National Catholic Register that he was the man who prayed over Lentz, 19, while emergency workers treated her for injuries after an August 4 accident.

Dowling wrote in the comment, which has since been deleted: "I absolved and anointed Katie, and, at her request, prayed that her leg would not hurt. Then I stepped aside to where some rescue personnel and the pilot were waiting, and prayed the rosary silently."

Read the full story here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • Christianity

soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. dan burke

    our father
    who art in heaven
    hallowed be thy name
    thy kingdom come
    thy will be done
    on earth as it is in heaven
    give us this day our daily bread
    and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
    and don't let us be drawn into temptation
    because yours is the KINGDOM, POWER AND GLORY 4EVER AND EVER
    AMEN

    September 26, 2013 at 3:01 am |
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