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Elkton native ordained to priesthood

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FrMullanFather Peter Mullan, a native of Elkton, Md., was among 35 men ordained to the priesthood Dec. 13 in Rome for the Legionaries of Christ. Father Mullan told the Legionaries that he believes his vocation began during his unusual birth and baptism.

Born with a blockage in his intestines, he was flown from Elkton to Baltimore by helicopter for surgery.

“I still have that scar from that surgery across my stomach,” he said. “Before the operation my mother knew her catechism well enough to baptize me herself. So one day she gave birth to me, and the following day she gave birth to me spiritually. No time to lose for God.”

Father Mullan was ordained at the Basilica of St. John Lateran.