- Jan 20, 2020
Barbara Stinson Lee, former editor of the Intermountain Catholic, Salt Lake City’s diocesan newspaper, died Jan. 2 after a brief illness. She was 68.
Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian priest and expert on the fathers of the early church, died Dec. 30 at the Santo Spirito Hospital near the Vatican. He was 94.
A Spanish-born Jesuit who dedicated his life to the study of Paraguay’s Guarani people died one day shy of his 87th birthday.
German-speaking Catholics paid tribute to Father Johann Baptist Metz, the veteran theologian who died Dec. 2 in Munster, Germany, at age 91.
Father Joann Baptist Metz, who died Monday at 91, had a little bit of the typical arrogance of the German Doktorvater, but it was always leavened by a capacity to laugh at himself, his colleagues, and the general situation in which he and the Church found themselves.
Bishop Paul D. Sirba of Duluth, Minnesota, died at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth Dec. 1. He was 59.