Remembering ‘a man of peace’

The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has a touching story about Father Timothy Vakoc, who died on Saturday. He was reportedly the first Army chaplain to be gravely injured in the Iraq War.

His older brother told the Catholic newspaper that he hopes the 49-year-old will be remembered as a priest who gave his life serving Christians.

“He firmly believed in what he was doing as an active duty chaplain in the Army,” says Jeff Vakoc.

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