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Prayers offered upon death of prominent dissenting theologian

Jan 26, 2015

Father Richard P. McBrien, a Notre Dame theology professor who came to prominence for opposing Catholic teaching on several issues,... Read more

Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka.

Detroit mourns loss of retired cardinal Edmund Szoka

Aug 21, 2014

Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of... Read more

The Trapp Family Singers give their first Boston concert, Dec. 12, 1941. Photo by Larry Gordon.

Last Von Trapp singer, who served as missionary, dies at 99

Mar 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings,... Read more

   Fr. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. Photo courtesy of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus.

Jesuit theologian remembered for scholarship, joyfulness

Dec 6, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic theologian and professor Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J. died in St. Louis Dec. 6, prompting his colleagues to remember... Read more

Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons.

Kansas diocese mourns death of retired bishop, George Fitzsimons

Jul 29, 2013

The Diocese of Salina, Kansas, is mourning the death of its former leader, Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons, who died... Read more

Ana Maria Cordoba. Courtesy of the Diocese of Arlington.

Virginia diocese mourns death of employee in Spanish train wreck

Jul 26, 2013

Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington has expressed his condolences over the death of employee Ana Maria Cordoba, who was... Read more

Christine Allen. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Catholic College.

Wyoming Catholic mourns student killed on hike with family

May 8, 2013

Wyoming Catholic College is grieving the loss of freshman Christine Allen, who died on May 7 after falling during a... Read more

Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg (File Photo/CNA).

Pennsylvania mourns sudden loss of Bishop McFadden

May 3, 2013

Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who shepherded the... Read more

Msgr. Gerald Ryan.

New York's longest-serving priest was 'generous to a fault'

Apr 13, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Monsignor Gerald Ryan, the New York archdiocese's longest serving pastor and who died April 11, was described by one of... Read more

British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker.

Margaret Thatcher a 'staunch family champion,' ambassador says

Apr 9, 2013

After Pope Francis praised the Christian ethics of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the British ambassador to the Holy See... Read more

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in an undated photo. Image provided by Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation via wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

UK bishops mourn loss of Margaret Thatcher

Apr 8, 2013

The United Kingdom's Catholic bishops voiced grief and prayed for the soul of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died... Read more

Deacon R. William Steltemeier, Jr.

EWTN mourns passing of Deacon Steltemeier, founding president

Feb 15, 2013

Deacon R. William Steltemeier, Jr., founding CEO of the Eternal World Television Network, died in Hanceville, Ala. on Feb. 15... Read more

Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy of Ft. Wayne-South Bend. File Photo/CNA.

Indiana Catholics mourn loss of Bishop D'Arcy

Feb 4, 2013

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is mourning the recent death of its bishop emeritus, Bishop John M. D'Arcy, who... Read more

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch exits a morning breakfast where Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussed the growth of lower Manhattan.

NY cardinals remember Mayor Koch as friend to Catholics

Feb 1, 2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Cardinal Edward Egan responded to the death of New York City Mayor Ed Koch with praise... Read more

Judge Robert Bork. Courtesy Hudson Institute.

Catholic convert and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork remembered

Dec 20, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Judge Robert H. Bork, a Catholic convert whose defeated Supreme Court nomination helped ensure the continued dominance of legal abortion... Read more

Bishop emeritus Walter F. Sullivan. CNA file photo.

Retired Richmond bishop dies at age 84

Dec 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishop emeritus Walter F. Sullivan of Richmond, Va., a prominent advocate of social issues, passed away on Dec. 11at his... Read more

Archbishop Ambrose Madtha. CNA file photo.

Papal nuncio to Ivory Coast killed in car accident

Dec 11, 2012

Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, the papal nuncio to the Ivory Coast, died on Saturday evening in a serious car accident on... Read more

Dave Brubeck at the White House for the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors, Dec. 6, 2009.

Catholic jazz legend Dave Brubeck remembered

Dec 6, 2012

Fans worldwide are paying tribute to Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck, who died of heart failure on Dec. 5... Read more

Maria del Rosario Loyola Hilario.

CNA journalist in Peru loses battle with illness

Dec 4, 2012

Catholic journalist Maria del Rosario Loyola Hilario, one of the most beloved members of CNA's sister news agency ACI-Prensa in... Read more


Pope pays tribute to Cardinal Martini as a tireless servant

Sep 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who was buried Sept. 3 in Milan, the northern Italian... Read more