WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Father Kevin A. Codd, a priest of the Diocese of Spokane, Wash., has been appointed the 15th rector of The American College of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.Father Codd, who has served as the college's vice rector for formation since 1998, will assume his new position in the fall.He succeeds Vincentian Father David E. Windsor, rector since September 1993, who has been named the college's rector emeritus and director of development, effective Sept. 1. The American College, founded in 1857, is a seminary and graduate residence owned and directed by the U.S. bishops.
Rockford, Ill., bishop ordains hearing-impaired priest
AURORA, Ill. (CNS) -- Catholics in the Diocese of Rockford
with hearing impairments celebrated with special enthusiasm the ordination of Father James Hall June 9. Hearing-impaired since he
was 9, the Ohio native became one of a handful of deaf priests in the nation when he
was ordained a Missionary of the Sacred Heart by Bishop Thomas G. Doran of Rockford at St. Therese of Jesus Parish in Aurora.