NCRegister features deaf Milwaukee priest Fr. Klusman
He holds down two part-time assignments in the archdiocese and is greatly appreciated for his distinctive ability to bring the liturgy to a segment of the Catholic population who otherwise would not hear the Mass in their own language, American Sign Language.Father Klusman serves the deaf and hard of hearing, and he speaks to them in their own language because he is deaf.
When he was just a little over a year old, Father Klusman’s parents, Elmer and Elaine, noticed that he wasn’t responding to their voices. Upon learning of their son’s deafness, they made a firm decision: He would be treated the same as their other three children.