10 minutes with … Shawn Carey

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(UNDATED) Shawn Carey of Wrentham, Mass., became America’s 11th deaf Catholic priest on May 23. A former investment mutual funds analyst, he graduated from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, Calif. on May 8, where he had studied for six years before returning to Boston for his ordination. Carey, 36, will now serve as assistant […]

  • Today, more deaf Catholics can attend Masses and receive sacraments through deaf priests or hearing priests who knows how to use sign language. It is critical that deaf must have access to their spiritual needs, otherwise, they will be stranded on an island with no spiritual experience.

  • Rick

    I’m curious about how and if Father ‘hears’ confessions or how that is dealt with. We used to have a deaf priest in our diocese, Father CJ Springer if I recall.