As priests decline, deacons step in

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BALTIMORE (RNS) He’s performed so many funerals, they call him “Burying Joe.” A recent Saturday afternoon found Joe Krysiak again at a cemetery, his white alb and paisley stole whipping in the wind as he recited the Rite of Christian Burial and sprinkled holy water drawn from a Smucker’s jar on the ground below the […]