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August 10, 2013 - 11:18 am

I’m sure there’s a logical explanation for the sudden, mysterious appearance at the site of a car accident in Missouri of a priest who prayed with the teenage victim of the wreck, comforting the youngster and the responders until it became possible to rescue her.

Despite the fact that the police had blocked the highway for three miles in each direction and weren’t letting anyone through and that none of the 80 pictures taken at the scene by the rescuers showed the priest in any of them, there’s an easy explanation for the priest’s presence that we’re all missing, right?

Right?

“The fire chief, Raymond Reed, had stepped back and came up to me and said he was concerned because he was out of options. His tools weren’t working and by that time, it was almost an hour and said I don’t know how we’re going to get her out,” Ralls County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Adair told KHQA.

At this point, Fox4KC reports Lentz asked the rescuers to pray with her. Then the priest appeared – although the highway was blocked for two to three miles and emergency responders were not letting anyone past the roadblocks.

“He came and he asked to anoint the girl in the car,” Adair said. “My first thought was that it would possibly send the wrong message to Katie that maybe we had called a priest and thought she wasn’t going to make it. So I went back and talked to the priest and told him we were worried she would think we’d given up hope. He said, ‘I just want to anoint her’ and so we just let him come up to the scene.”

Witnesses said he anointed Lentz and her rescuers with oil, prayed with them and asked them to remain calm.

The Hannibal fire department then pulled up with fresh equipment and was able to free Lentz. After getting her in the Air Evac helicopter, rescue workers said the priest was nowhere to be found.

Fire Chief Reed said the department took 80 photos of the scene and the priest did not appear in any of them.

A witness who said she and her husband held Lentz’ hand after the accident tells KHQA she remembers the priest well.

“He was dark complected,” she said. “He had an accent, but I’m not sure what nationality. He was probably 5 feet 6 inches maybe. He was not heavy set, but he probably weighed close to 200 pounds. He had dark hair.”

The Diocese of Jefferson City says it has not located the priest involved and does not plan to search for him.

Here’s an artist’s depiction of the priest drawn from media reports with online software.

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For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice.

How do you explain it?

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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They are called Guardian Angels and this was one.
We are only ruled by evil four years at a time.
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That's simple. God is in charge. Period.
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I don't explain it Rick, I simply accept it.
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The most interesting thing about this is how, when Father Patrick Dowling came forward as being the priest who was there, he in no way resembles the artists' sketch.

And I have no doubt it was him, I think the rescuers were distracted from so much as attempting to memorize him and describe him properly...by the fact they were engaged in rescuing.
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Well, don't expect Wiki-Leaks to tell you the truth. Their editor looks like he could be related to the man in that sketch. Perhaps it was his brother, Jualien.
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And why are you pretending WikiLeaks has anything to do with it?

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/mystery-priest-in-missouri-rescue-comes-forward/
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I am not of the Christian faith, and yet I am not an atheist. Someone/Something created the Universe, and there is obviously a battle ongoing between Good and Evil.

I do not claim that the priest was an angel, but mortal or otherwise he was an agent of Good. To admit that is more than some can encompass, but I will.

Something that seemingly is overlooked was that the priest anointed both Katie Lentz and the rescue workers. It was not merely a visual appearance, but he spoke with her and the rescue workers, and anointed their heads with oil [usually blessed olive oil, but other vegetable oils can be used]. Audible evidence and physical/tactile evidence [the oil and the physical contact of the application.].

Something Good happened. And since we are losing the war with Evil; it is heartening.

Subotai Bahadur
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I have, for the past few weeks, been listening to a heavenly choir in my head. Over and over the words of 'Silent Night' and finally today I researched the Christmas carol to find, it was written by an Austrian priest in 1816 and presented in 1818. Upon looking at his picture, I can't help but wonder if the mystery priest isn't Joseph Mohr, who wrote the carol.

Its too bad the site will not accept jpg's but its worth a look for yourself.
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Franz Gruber wrote the carol; Joseph Mohr wrote the words. Mohr does look like the Nordic alien priest.
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Pleiadian. aka Nordic alien.
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"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice."

Well said, Mr. Moran.

Yet, the author of the book of Hebrews writes Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Heb 13:2)

People somtimes are visited by angelic beings and do not realise it. What is not "ignorant superstition" is the knowledge that angelic beings walk among humans every moment of every day. Occasionally, one of them takes on the appearance of a human and interacts with us.

What occurred on a Missouri highway very well could be one such angelic intervention. We will never know for certain, but in all probabillity, the young girl cried out to God, and an angel was sent in response.

Some, however, do not like and will not accept the idea of angels because it gives validity for the Bible to those who do not wish to believe.

For those individuals, just think of them as alien beings from another galaxy sent to earth to help individual people at a time of great or sudden affliction.
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My thoughts are that Katie's faith was strong enough to bring the 'angel priest" to
the scene. A wonderful story to counter the usual news. Thanks to all who consider
it newsworthy.
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There are good people everywhere. I am glad he was with her.
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They are called Guardian Angels and this was one.
We are only ruled by evil four years at a time.
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Eight years this time around.
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This is balony the guy was supposed to look like Karl Malden or something, now he is Mr generic. The priest walked away. I've heard everything from 1/4 mile to 5 miles. Who blocks a road for five miles? And who is not preoccupied with stuff to do in an emergency? Harumph.
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Have you checked for exits on that stretch of road? It's entirely possible the nearest was 3 miles away and they wouldn't want to have vehicles turning around in the middle of an Interstate. It's also possible that the priest lived in a house just off the Highway or was visiting someone that did and simply climbed over the guard fence from off the side of the road. How he missed getting his picture taken is a bit strange but he could have come up on the scene after the police photog had finished with his pics. It would also depend on what angle the newscrews were positioned as to whether they could get a clear shot at that particular place he was kneeling. It's also possible that he went back to whoever he was visiting and asked them not to mention he was there because he didn't want the publicity.
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What is baloney, Arthur (but fun baloney) was the angel Clarence in the movie "A Wonderful Life.' That 1946 film is probably is one of the most repeatedly viewed movies and ranks up there with Wizard of Oz. The reason? Apart from the concept of the man's guardian angel hoping to "earn his wings", (angels were created perhaps millions of years ago, and they remain as they were created), the movie presents God as loving, and each human life far more vaulable than we realise.

You might want to read Frank Peretti's book "Piercing the Darkness". Whether you beieve the events in his novel could happen, or not, it makes a great, gripping story.
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Angels earning their wings? Good grief. No video then it didn't happen. Also, give me some material evidence for angels from millions of years ago. I hear they smell like toll house cookies.

I'm a big-time sceptic but I will read the book. Maybe it will make me less cranky.
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There is NO explanation for a 'GOD THING'.
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