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First Quadriplegic Priest on Path to Sainthood

Published: December 2, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Father Atkinson Quadriplegic Priest 1Father William Atkinson a “tremendous witness to the rest of us”

PHILADELPHIA ( – The cause for canonization for the first quadriplegic man ordained a priest has received the support of U.S. bishops.

At the annual fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted unanimously to support the cause for sainthood for Pennsylvania native Fr. William Atkinson.

“The USCCB voted and unanimously agreed that his cause should move forward,” said the Rev. Anthony DiGuglielmo, vice chancellor for the archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Gun violence often leads to spinal cord injuries in Baltimore

Published: October 30, 2015

Baltimore is one of only nine cities where gun violence is the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.

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