Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
When I came into the Church 26 years ago, I wasn’t friends with a single practicing Catholic, much less a Catholic who might understand that I’d been led to Christ through my recovery from alcoholism.
Then I met Msgr. Thomas Terrence Richey, known by recovering alcoholics and addicts throughout the archdiocese and beyond as Father Terry.
Anyone who knew Father Terry knew that he was the king of the one-liner.
“Drinking never made me happy — but it made me feel like I was going to be happy in 15 minutes.”
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