On the Block

On this episode of On the Block, Ed Wilkinson, Editor of the Tablet newspaper, talks with Fr. Thomas Devery, the pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea parish in Staten Island on the finale of this second season of On the Block. Fr. Devery was ordained in 1977 and has been serving the Archdiocese of New York faith community since.

On The Block
Did you ever wonder what a priest did before he became a priest?
Or wonder why he wanted to become a priest?
Or if he had fears or doubts about becoming a priest?
Veteran newsman, Ed Wilkinson, talks with priests from around the diocese to get answers to these types of questions On the Block.

The new season of On The Block airs Wednesdays at 9PM.

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