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About Rev. Mark A. Pilon

Reverend Mark A. Pilon was educated for the priesthood at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas, Texas and was ordained for the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, in 1975. He served as a high school chaplain and religion teacher for eight years. He then studied in Rome and earned his doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in 1991. Fr. Pilon served as a parish pastor in the Arlington diocese for ten years. He now teaches in the Systematic Theology Department at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and he also serves as chairman of the department.

Streamlining Annulments

Pilon photos 11-9-14

This headline greeted the announcement that Pope Francis was establishing a commission to make suggestions for altering the annulment process in the Catholic Church. The word “streamlining” is, perhaps, not the Vatican’s word, but it … [Read more...]

Pastors and Stability of Office

A common complaint heard from pastors and laity alike these days has to do with the frequent transfer of pastors from parish to parish.[1. Church petitions Vatican to keep priest,” Eileen E. Flynn, The Austin American Statesman, July 30, … [Read more...]

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