Lana Portolano writes at the intersection of religion, language and culture. She is the author of Be Opened! The Catholic Church and Deaf Culture (CUA Press, 2020) and her work has appeared in America magazine, U.S. Catholic Historian and several other publications. She is currently working on a collection of Pope Francis' writings on disability and marginalization. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America and is professor of English at Towson University in Maryland.

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Gallaudet University's new deaf priest a sign of renewal

Fr. Min Seo Park was recently appointed chaplain of both Gallaudet University and the Washington Archdiocese's Deaf Ministries. Hundreds watched his first livestreamed Mass in American Sign Language.