A story for Year of the Priest

Fr. James Reuter marked a diamond anniversary Tuesday: He made his first vows in the Society of Jesus 75 years ago. Sixty-nine of those years, he spent in the Philippines as a teacher, playwright, writer, coach, chaplain.

Journalists remember him as spokesman for the Philippine bishops.

He described his parish as the "stage, radio, printing press, shooting lot, dressing room, director’s booth, the theater."

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Read a reflection here, Diamonds and Red Shoes, to learn why he says he is grateful whenever anyone says: "I am praying for you."


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