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Letter: Priest provides a model for fathers

The Reverend Andrew P. Connolly, a retired priest

The Reverend Andrew P. Connolly, a retired priest at his Copaigue home, on July 2, 2014. Connolly is a retired priest who fills in at parishes because there are not enough priests. Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Thanks for providing a true definition of fatherhood ["A true father figure," News, June 21]. In an era when so much is said about priestly abuse, the Rev. Andrew Connolly stands out as a true hero. He is true not just to his calling, but takes it to the next level by creating a true father-son bond with Louis Krieger, whom Connolly took in as a foster parent 36 years ago.

What better example than this on this Father's Day! As a non-Catholic, I applaud your research and sharing of this wonderful story.

Burton Roslyn, North Hempstead