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From Communism to Catholicism to Priest
Posted By Eric Sammons On June 7, 2010 @ 7:40 am In Eastern Christianity,The Church | Comments Disabled
There is a great interview over at Zenit  with a man who grew up in the Soviet Union as a communist, ended up becoming Catholic, and now is a priest in the Ukrainian Catholic Church:
Raised in the communist Soviet Union, Yurko Kolasa knew nothing of the Catholic faith until he was well into his teens. Once the Greek-Catholic Church went from an underground following to being an openly practiced and respected religion in Ukraine, this future priest’s whole world opened up.
Today, Father Kolasa is the prefect of the training program for priests, seminarians and religious, at the International Theological Institute in Vienna. He is also a married priest of the Eastern Rite Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and a father of four.
He also tells of the marriage preparation program he developed, how it has positively impacted the marriage success rate in Ukraine and is quickly becoming the proto-type for marriage preparation programs throughout various dioceses in Eastern Europe.
May God continue to bless Fr. Kolasa in all he does!
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