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Lead image Msgr. Paul Koetter continues to minister despite challenges of ALS

The pilgrims rode in a boat across choppy waves on the Sea of Galilee with wind gusting and rain blowing into their boat. A greater storm was churning in the hearts and minds of the pilgrims and the priest who was leading them in their journey of faith through the Holy Land in November 2019. Msgr. Paul Koetter, at the time pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis, was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative nerve disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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