August 13th, 2013
12:27 AM ET

Mystery priest from accident revealed

Katie Lentz finally knows the identity of the Catholic priest who came to her side during a life-threatening accident on a two-lane Missouri highway eight days ago.

Turns out, it was a Father Dowling mystery. Rev. Patrick Dowling, that is.

Dowling, a priest since 1982, revealed in a comment on a story posted on the National Catholic Register that he was the man who prayed over Lentz, 19, while emergency workers treated her for injuries after an August 4 accident.

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  1. chrissy

    Ok? So did he happen to explain how he disappeared from the photo's?

    August 13, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I hate this site. Won't let me post. Bah!

    August 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Ok, short answer from elsewhere-he wasn't photographed.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    He's the phantom priest.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    He's a vampire.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Oh, sure, that stuff posts.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    @banasy, with them it is never known what will post. A phantom priest or my husbands favorite word ghost.

    August 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    I'm missing the ghost. I should be home on Thursday or Friday. Once we cross the border and we are back in the states my cell phone should work again.

    August 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    YEA @ dazzle, i can't wait i sooooo need to talk to you. But i wont bother you til you tex t me 1st cuz i know you will be exhausted! Happy, happy,joy,joy! ūüėČ

    August 14, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |