- Catholic News Service
- Jan 11, 2020
Mercy Sister Lillian Murphy, a former CEO of Mercy Housing Inc., and a national advocate for affordable housing, died at age 78 July 25 in San Francisco.
In an appreciation of the late pioneering bioethicist Daniel Callahan, Jesuit Father Drew Christiansen described him as “an independent scholar working at the frontier where ethics meets medicine, law and religion.”
Spanish Cardinal Jose Estepa Llaurens, a former military bishop of Spain, died July 21 in Madrid. He was 93.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a stroke the previous day.
Though he achieved fame as an automobile executive and leader of a private initiative to renovate the Statue of Liberty, Lee Iacocca valued family above all else in life, said a priest who eulogized him during his funeral Mass July 10.
A Catholic survivor of D-Day was laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery.