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Mark Story.

Pro-life photojournalist Mark Story remembered as ‘true man of God’ after sudden death

Jul 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The pro-life activist and photojournalist best known for his poignant pictures of the “D.C. five” died of a heart attack... Read more

Al Kresta.

Al Kresta, longtime Catholic radio host, dies at 72

Jun 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A former evangelical Protestant who rose to prominence as a radio host before his conversion to Catholicism, Kresta’s voice was... Read more

Pope Francis offers a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the repose of the souls of cardinals and bishops who died the previous year.

Caribbean Cardinal Kelvin Felix dies at 91

Jun 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Kelvin Felix died peacefully in his home on the island nation of St. Lucia on Thursday. Read more

Former Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (right) meets with legislators in the Netherlands in 1983.

Thomas Gumbleton, former Detroit auxiliary bishop known for political activism, dies at 94

Apr 5, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In announcing his death this week, Archbishop Allen Vigneron described Gumbleton as “a faithful son of the Archdiocese of Detroit.”  Read more

Mac Sinise, son of actor Gary Sinise, performs with the Lt. Dan Band.

In mourning, actor Gary Sinise extols his son’s musical legacy, love of the Catholic faith

Feb 29, 2024

By Diego López Marina, CNA Staff

Gary Sinise, the Catholic actor who played Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” announced the death of his... Read more

Father Elias Leyds, CSJ.

EWTN mourns death of Father Elias Leyds, ‘heart’ of Low Countries apostolate

Jan 25, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Eternal Word Television Network this week mourned the unexpected death of Father Elias Leyds, CSJ, the founder of EWTN... Read more

Ryan Realbuto, who enjoyed his time with Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, is remembered for his good heart. ()

Catholic volunteer killed on way home from adoration was ‘old soul’

Jan 24, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Ryan Realbuto, 23, was shot and killed in an attempted robbery on Jan. 18 while walking home from a Holy... Read more

Shane MacGowan on June 16, 2016, in London, England

Hard-living Irish musician Shane MacGowan received last rites before he died, family says 

Dec 1, 2023

By Matt McDonald

MacGowan was raised a Catholic and often used Catholic imagery in his songs, though he did not practice the faith... Read more

Father John Horgan, shown at the EWTN studios, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, after battling stomach cancer. He was a moral theologian, lecturer, author, pastor and chaplain to numerous organizations.

Fr. John Horgan, pastor, expert on saints, moral theologian, dies at 63

Father John Horgan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Vancouver and a widely known face and voice of the Archdiocese... Read more

Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, who died Sept. 27, 2022.

Colorado Springs Diocese mourns death of emeritus Bishop Sheridan

Sep 27, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Michael Sheridan, who led the Diocese of Colorado Springs from 2003 to 2021, died Tuesday. Read more

Then-Indiana Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski speaks during the Republican National Convention on Aug, 28, 2012, in Tampa, Florida.

Rep. Jackie Walorski, killed in car accident, leaves behind pro-life legacy 

Aug 4, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Walorski leaves behind a legacy of devotion to the unborn, evident in both her record as a lawmaker and personal... Read more

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

The late Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan.

Cardinal Cacciavillan, former nuncio to the US, has died

Mar 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is expected to attend Cardinal Cacciavillan’s funeral, which will be held in St. Peter’s Basilica on the morning... Read more

Sister Catherine Wybourne, also known as the "Digitalnun."

Beloved social media nun dies

Feb 25, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Messages from around the world have flooded Twitter as the beloved “Digitalnun,” Sister Catherine Wybourne, died of cancer Feb. 24,... Read more

Bishop George A. Sheltz.

Galveston-Houston archdiocese mourns death of retired auxiliary Bishop Sheltz

Dec 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop George Sheltz, an auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, died Tuesday at age 75.  Read more

Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, addresses the diplomatic corps in January 2015.

Former Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 71

Nov 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fra’ Matthew Festing was Grand Master from 2008 to his resignation in 2017. Read more

The late Archbishop Henryk Hoser.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, has died

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Polish prelate was a trained physician, a missionary in Africa for more than two decades, and oversaw the pastoral... Read more

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim has died at age 69

May 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, the vicar apostolic of Brunei, died Saturday in a hospital in Taiwan. Read more

Screenshot from a video of Cardinal Christian Tumi taken while he was held captive overnight in Nov. 2020.

Cardinal who worked for peace in Cameroon has died

Apr 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, Cameroon’s first cardinal and a dedicated advocate for peace in the country’s Anglophone crisis, has died... Read more

Regis Philbin.

The Catholic roots of Regis Philbin

Jul 25, 2020

Game show and talk show host Regis Francis Xavier Philbin died July 24 at 88. Philbin was a Catholic, and... Read more