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5 years after Mundelein seminary deaths, priest shares message of reconciliation

Catholic World News - June 28, 2010

In 2005, Mundelein seminarian Rob Spaulding, returning from a sports bar with a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limt, lost control of the vehicle he was driving, leading to the deaths of two of the three other seminarians in his vehicle. At Spaulding’s trial, the mothers of the two deceased seminarians expressed forgiveness. Sentenced to probation, house arrest, community service, and a fine, Spaulding spoke about the crash at 20 Chicago high schools.

Ordained to the priesthood in 2009 with the mothers of the two crash victims in attendance, Father Spaulding recently shared his story with his parish for the first time. “God did not cause this to happen,” he says. “I did. But God has been part of rebuilding it since the time of the crash.”

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