(NEWSER) – A mysterious priest who showed up to pray at the scene of a Missouri car crash may have been heaven-sent, but he only traveled about 150 yards to get to there. It turns out the "angel" priest who prayed with Katie Lentz, 19, then seemingly disappeared last Sunday is the very earthbound Rev. Patrick Dowling of the Jefferson City Diocese. Fox News reports that Father Dowling actually revealed his identity via a comment posted to a story about the incident on the National Catholic Register website Friday, but it escaped notice until yesterday.
Posted Tuesday, August 13th 2013 @ 12pm by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff