A rule that I instituted on my very substantive first post on August 7, 2005 was that parish-level names are verbotten in the Cave. That very first post told the story of our attendance at the novus ordo Mass of a young priest who had--a week or two before--taken over as pastor of a rural parish in disarray (after the previous pastor had been derelict at his post and eventually left it, and the active priesthood in scandal). The new young priest was at the beginning of a long process of restoring a sense of the sacred and proper instruction in faith and morals at his rural parish, and reports from all quarters over the last year are that he's succeeding, step by step.
My little rule about names, however, is now moot with regards to that first post. The National Catholic Register has introduced him to the world, and he's in the public domain. The Register article isn't online at the moment, but my friend Orville at Kansas City Catholic, who subscribes to the print edition, has posted on the Register coverage to give you a feel for it, and for the young priest.
The priest is Fr. Brian Klingele. My original post is HERE, and Orville's report on the Register coverage is HERE. I'd encourage y'all to read both. Fr. Klingele is a diocesan priest--not quite a traddie like most of us--but he's perhaps even more valuable to the cause of restoration as an ally. If Fr. Klingele is formed in the new mold of young diocesan priests coming to both dioeceses of Kansas City, there IS clearly hope for Holy Mother Church in our lifetimes. Pray for him, but also pray that we get so many men like Fr. Klingele that he ceases to be newsworthy.
PS, I'm told my observation, that his "homily was a little light" was not reflective of Fr. Klingele's usual preaching. The person that corrected me suggested perhaps that Father was "easing his parish in" on the week I attended (and I admit that I was comparing his homily to my own chaplain's sermons, which are much heavier than most). Fr. Klingele's homilies are anything but "light."