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Jan 26, 2015 - 05:19 pm .- Father Richard P. McBrien, a Notre Dame theology professor who came to prominence for opposing Catholic teaching on several issues, died on Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 78.
Aug 22, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the age of 86 at the local Providence Park Hospital.
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings, and later as a lay-missionary with her step-mother in Papua New Guinea.
Dec 6, 2013 - 04:21 pm .- Catholic theologian and professor Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J. died in St. Louis Dec. 6, prompting his colleagues to remember his work in Christology, his wit, and his lasting effect on students.
Jul 29, 2013 - 02:03 pm .- The Diocese of Salina, Kansas, is mourning the death of its former leader, Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons, who died Sunday July 28, a bout a month short of his 85th birthday.
Jul 26, 2013 - 03:58 pm .- Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington has expressed his condolences over the death of employee Ana Maria Cordoba, who was killed in the July 24 train crash in Santiago, Spain
May 8, 2013 - 04:40 pm .- Wyoming Catholic College is grieving the loss of freshman Christine Allen, who died on May 7 after falling during a hike with her family in Utah.
May 3, 2013 - 11:34 am .- Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who shepherded the Diocese of Harrisburg.
Apr 13, 2013 - 06:04 am .- Monsignor Gerald Ryan, the New York archdiocese's longest serving pastor and who died April 11, was described by one of his parishioners as exceedingly generous and ever-ready to help his people.
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:45 am .- After Pope Francis praised the Christian ethics of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the British ambassador to the Holy See emphasized her strong defense of family values.
Apr 8, 2013 - 03:15 pm .- The United Kingdom's Catholic bishops voiced grief and prayed for the soul of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday following a stroke.
Feb 15, 2013 - 06:49 am .- Deacon R. William Steltemeier, Jr., founding CEO of the Eternal World Television Network, died in Hanceville, Ala. on Feb. 15 at the age of 83 after a lengthy illness.
Feb 4, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is mourning the recent death of its bishop emeritus, Bishop John M. D'Arcy, who led the diocese from 1985 until 2009.
Feb 1, 2013 - 07:02 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Cardinal Edward Egan responded to the death of New York City Mayor Ed Koch with praise for the Jewish official's collaboration and friendship with Catholics.
Dec 20, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Judge Robert H. Bork, a Catholic convert whose defeated Supreme Court nomination helped ensure the continued dominance of legal abortion in the U.S., died Wednesday morning at the age of 85.
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:35 pm .- Bishop emeritus Walter F. Sullivan of Richmond, Va., a prominent advocate of social issues, passed away on Dec. 11at his Virginia home after recently being diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer.
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:10 am .- Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, the papal nuncio to the Ivory Coast, died on Saturday evening in a serious car accident on his way to an ordination in the West African country.
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:09 pm .- Fans worldwide are paying tribute to Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck, who died of heart failure on Dec. 5 in Norwalk, Conn., just one day before his 92nd birthday.
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Catholic journalist Maria del Rosario Loyola Hilario, one of the most beloved members of CNA's sister news agency ACI-Prensa in Lima, died on Dec. 1 from complications after surgery.
Sep 4, 2012 - 10:09 am .- Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who was buried Sept. 3 in Milan, the northern Italian city where he served as archbishop for over two decades.

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