Vanishing ministry: Magazine profiles urban priest, parish in Philly

The latest edition of St. Anthony Messenger magazine profiles a Philadelphia priest in what the Catholic monthly calls a vanishing style of ministry: “one diocesan priest in a depressed neighborhood, where he is also a community activist whose willingness to beg, borrow, barter and plead keeps an elementary school thriving.” Read here about Father John Patrick McNamee, pastor of St. Malachy Church, “a rare respite in North Philadelphia’s rough environs.”

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