According to one of the world's most amazing Catholic newspapers, the Catholic Herald of the United Kingdom!
5. Fr George Grafsky
Fr George Grafsky is the
parish priest of St Anne in Le Sueur, a suburb of Minneapolis,
Minnesota. It is a bitterly cold, frosty spot. Fr George has a cheerful
expression and a relaxed, child-like face, which is not what one expects
from a priest who meets many challenges in the most frenzied and
panicked of situations.
As well as being chaplain to the Le Sueur
County Sheriff’s Department, he also works side-by-side with the police
and is often one of the first people they call when they have harrowing
tasks to perform. Fr George is unflappable. A police sergeant, Dave
Struckman, was alone at the scene of an accident when he had to pull two
dead bodies from a car. None of his colleagues were available and so he
called Fr Grafsky to help him, and together they pulled the bodies from
Fr George is not indifferent to the pain caused by
sudden death, and he has a special way of guiding families through their
grief after they have lost a loved one to an accident or fire. Some
tragedies do unsettle Fr George’s serenity. One concerned a boy who
drowned a mere day after making his First Communion. While he was
saddened, Fr George did not shirk from accompanying the mother as she
watched her son’s body being fished from the water.