From the Pastor’s Desk
This image is from July 8th. A chain-reaction accident involving multiple cars and trucks occurred on interstate 81 in Lebanon County, PA. It was raining heavily. Caught in the traffic behind the mess of crumpled vehicles was Fr. John Killackey (FSSP), assistant priest at the Mater Dei Community in Harrisburg. He had recently celebrated his first anniversary as a priest. Upon seeing the carnage ahead of him, Fr. Killackey exited his car to assist and minister to those in need. He was able to administer Last Rites to the driver of the truck just in front of him in this photo. The driver was the one fatality in the multi-vehicle wreck. This image is so powerful.
What is the virtue of piety? It seems to be a word that people have a hard time defining and understanding. This explains what it is and why it is so lacking in our society today.