Lovely! I know a pair of fraternal twin priests (thank goodness they aren’t identical or they would have driven me nuts by now) and I often reflect on how blessed their family is to have had them both hear and answer the Lord’s call.
I think the bishops endeavored to keep them separated in ministry over the course of their priesthoods, however, among other reasons to prevent any shenanigans from occurring. As a result, their respective priesthoods have followed very different paths. While I know them to have a good familial relationship, they tend to keep their distance whenever they are in the same place as priests (as opposed to socially) because—I suspect—each wants to be known as a priest in his own right, not as Fr. So-and-So’s twin brother.
From a wider angle, I’m stunned at the data offered by the New York Times article: these twins’ hometown (population 1,224) has produced 22 priests, as has an even smaller neighboring town (population 938). To my knowledge, the town I live in hasn’t seen a local boy ordained since 1990