St. Louis, Mo., Oct 21, 2014 / 15:35 pm
Helen Hull Hitchcock, a prominent Catholic speaker, author, and advocate for the Church's teachings on women and liturgy, died at the age of 75 on Monday, Oct. 20, after suffering from a short illness.
"She was someone who, in a quiet and unassuming way, had a profound impact on the life of the Church," said Michael Warsaw, chairman of EWTN, where Hitchcock had served as a board member for more than a decade.
Born in Kansas Aug. 19, 1939, she attended the University of Kansas and received her graduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Although born an Episcopalian, she converted to the Catholic Church in 1984.
Hitchcock has contributed to various Catholic journals such as the National Catholic Register, Crisis Magazine, Touchstone, and the New Oxford Review. She has also authored a collection of essays, titled "The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Language and the Worship of God," published by Ignatius Press.