Oct 19, 2005

Tragic end for pro-life priest


October 19, 2005 -- The Rev. James Pilsner was a devout pro-life activist who boasted of saving more than 200 children from being aborted, but when it came to saving himself, the young Catholic priest could not overcome the demon of depression that plagued him, family and friends said yesterday.

Pilsner, 35, hanged himself Monday night in the rectory of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in New Dorp, Staten Island, after being depressed for more than a year.

"He was one who promoted life," said the Rev. Aloysius Thumma, who worked with Pilsner from 2001 to 2004 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Pelham Parkway in The Bronx. "It must have been a deep depression that made him lose touch with reality."

May these posts about Father Pilsner bring us to our knees in prayer for his soul and for his grieving parents and family.


Blogger Gen X Revert said...

His two brothers are also priests and this is an excellent family. Please pray for the Pilsner family.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous johnny said...

I personally knew Father Pilsner when he was at the Our Lady of The Assumption Church. He was one of the most kind and caring priests I ever knew. He knew each child in the OLA catholic school and most from the neighborhood by name. he was always involved in the many afterschool and youth programs. I was shoacked and saddened that he has passed on. I hope he finds peace in the next life.

9:19 AM  

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