Congratulations to O'Connell alumnus, Rev. Paul F. deLadurantaye '81, who was recently appointed to the English section of the Vatican Secretariat of State. Father deLadurantaye is currently the executive director of the St. Thomas More Institute and secretary for catechetics and sacred liturgy for the Diocese of Arlington.
"This appointment is a recognition of Father deLadurantaye's faithful priestly service and his many gifts and abilities," said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge in a statement to the Arlington Catholic Herald. "In addition, the appointment bestows a great honor upon the Diocese of Arlington and our priest."