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Featured Article: Answering two calls…as priest and naval officer - Rev. Mr. Mark Bristol, a Transitional Deacon to be ordained in June 2016, follows in the footsteps of pioneer Fr. Leslie Branch, the first black Catholic priest to serve as a U.S. Navy Chaplain. Bristol acknowledges he has big shoes to fill, and that Fr. Branch forged the path, but adds that it is a path that few black Catholic priests have chosen to follow. Read Full Story

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