Benedictine, Liturgy Scholar and Editor

Benedictine Father Kevin Seasoltz, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1930, ordained in 1956 and professed as a Benedictine in 1960, was highly regarded as an expert in liturgy as the Second Vatican Council’s reforms were implemented.

He taught at The Catholic University of America and later at St. John’s University, and for some years was editor of Worship, the magazine for liturgical study. Author of many books on the Church’s formal worship, he was a popular retreat master for clergy and Religious in this country and abroad.

He died at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, on April 27, 2013.

Serving Refugees

Msgr. Terence Moore, of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, ordained in 1967, came from Ireland. Assigned to the diocesan Catholic Charities, he was a major figure in establishing and expanding its refugee resettlement program.

Over the years, this program has assisted over 600 persons from outside the United States needing to leave their homelands for economic or other reasons to build new lives in Utah.

Also a veteran in pastoral work, he most lately has been pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Draper. In his tenure, the parish census has grown from 200 souls to 2,000.

Early Catholic Patriots

Catholics were very few in the thirteen colonies that became the independent United States on July 4, 1776, anti-Catholicism was rampant, but several Catholics were great patriots, Charles Carroll, John Barry, Joshua Barney, Thomas Fitzsimmons, and the future Archbishop John Carroll himself.

Fifty Years Ago

In July 1963, The Priest published an article on the requirement that the breviary be prayed in Latin. An Air Force chaplain explained the life of a priest in the military. A priest from the Southwest wrote that the Church needed a pastoral strategy for the growing numbers of immigrants.

‘Go in Peace’

Lord, hear our prayers and guide us in the ways of justice.