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May 19, 2005


Father Ethan McCarthy

I met Father Emmanuel McCarthy before a funeral for a religious sister who worked at a local hospital and I wanted to ask him how a McCarthy became a Melkite priest and have a dozen children. Of course I didn't. Anyway, he was a very kind and holy man.

tony c

I believe there are a few Melkite priests in New England who were Roman Rite. I'm thinking of one in NH who left the faith, later became evangelical and re-verted to the Church and became a Melkite priest.

I think the Orthodox monastery in Brookline, Holy Transfiguration, is made of ex-Catholics.

And the Maronite Monks in Petersham, MA, are all from the Roman Rite, so says their website.

As a Roman Rite re-vert, I have a strong pull to the East, and have been thinking about officially changing rites. Sometimes the Roman church bugs me.

Nathan Ael

I recommend Fr. McCarthy's works with some hesitation, only because I'm not sure I've got a good reputation in these comment forums. But still, he has written some wonderful pieces:

Christian Just War Theory.
All things flee thee for thou fleest Me.
More from Fr. McCarthy...

Good reading! :)

God Bless, and peace.

Chris Sullivan

Thanks for the links Nathan.

God bless

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