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The cost of the cloth: For pastors and priests, decades of helping others can lead to their own trauma

Flint, MI—”Phil, sit down.” Patricia Schmitter, sister-in-law of Father Phil Schmitter, gently reminded her brother to take care of his health every time he stood during his retirement party. After 50 years as a priest, the last 13 at Christ the King Catholic Church, there were many people who wanted to come and say hello—and […]