Proud Papa to New Priests: Paulist Fr. Rich Colgan

April 1, 2019

Paulist Fr. Rich Colgan’s ministries have addressed some of the modern era’s most pressing needs.

He’s journeyed with and buried AIDS patients in the 1980s in New York. He’s listened to Catholics reeling from clergy sex abuse in Boston. He supported young parish activists in starting an environmental festival that drew 10,000. He brings all these experiences to bear on what’s been his longest ministry: the formation of seminarians with the Paulist Fathers.

Fr. Rich shares about his many years with the Paulists in this conversation with our oral historian Jennifer Szweda Jordan.

You can also listen to this interview on Storycorps.

Photo by Ryan Haggerty.