C’est Vrai: Brennan truly was a ‘beloved priest’

The stories reporting the death of Father Joseph Brennan characterized him as a “beloved priest” of the Diocese of Lafayette. It is an apt characterization. He was a counselor to saints and a friend to sinners.

“He had a real knack for finding the lost sheep,” Father Curtis Mallet said. “He had an ability to find just the way to approach them [with] words of comfort and wisdom.”

Brennan died on Oct. 26. He was 86, born in 1931 into the middle class Irish family of Joseph and Kathryn Brennan in Philadelphia. He was proud of his Irish heritage; even though a succession of his pet dachshunds were of German origin, they were all named “Danny Boy.”

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