Words for the faithfully departed.

John W. O’malley, SJ in Memoriam: Church historian, Vatican II scholar

A distinguished professor for six decades, he wrote a valuable history of Vatican II By Jesuit Province East/ITV staff Rev. O’Malley joined the Theology Department of Georgetown in 2006. He passed away on September 11 at the age of 95 Rev. John W. O’Malley, SJ, was the only child of Charles and Elizabeth Gallagher [...]

Dom Luiz d’Orleans-Bragança: In Memoriam: A Catholic Prince

The head of the imperial house of Brazil, a faithful Catholic, died on July 14 at age 84 By Vik van Brantegem Dom Luiz d’Orleans-Bragança: "We base our hopes on the promises of Our Lady" He died in São Paulo, Brazil on July 14, 2022, after being hospitalized for a month: S.A.I.R. Prince Dom Luiz Gastão [...]

Fr. Gino Belleri: “Icon of a Vatican that no longer exists” dies on May 16 at age 93

"Bookseller to the Popes" saw seven papal conclaves in his lifetime By Andrea Gagliarducci (ACIStampa) He said that during the conclave of 1963 he put a giant picture of Montini in front of the bookshop, with the certainty that he would be elected Pope. And so it was. But Don Gino Belleri, who was ordained a [...]

Cardinal Angelo Sodano: Curial leader dies May 27 at age 94

The former Secretary of State and Dean of the College of Cardinals died after 60 years in Vatican service By Catholic News Service/ITV staff Grzegorz Galazka photo Cardinal Angelo Sodano, former Vatican Secretary of State and former Dean of the College of Cardinals, died in Rome May 27 at the age of 94. According [...]

A Shining Example of the “Feminine Genius”

Alice von Hildebrand was both intellectually uncompromising — and womanly I was fortunate enough to have struck up an informal relationship with Alice von Hildebrand in the course of my duties as Assistant Editor of this journal. It consisted, in fact, almost exclusively of emails we traded back and forth; some of them commenting on the [...]

Alice von Hildebrand: Intellectual Giant, Champion of Catholic Womanhood

Through eight decades, Dr. von Hildebrand spoke of the meaning and beauty of Truth By Fr. Gerald Murray, with ITV staff Alice von Hildebrand, the Belgian-born war refugee and, subsequently, noted Catholic philosopher died at her home in New Rochelle, New York, on January 14. She was 98. Fr. Gerald Murray gave the homily at Alice [...]

Sr. Margherita Marchione: “No. 1” defender of Pope Pius XII dies at 99

Sr. Margherita Marchione was a woman of "courage, fidelity and tireless scholarship" — Robert Moynihan, editor of ITV and friend of Sr. Margherita Sr. Margherita Marchione, an American Religious Teachers Filippini sister known for her defense of Pope Pius XII against attacks against his character, courage and actions during the Second World War, died peacefully in [...]

Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, Older Brother of Benedict XVI

The late Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI; the former died on July 1 Benedict XVI’s older brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, 96, died on July 1 in Bavaria, just a little more than one week after the Pope Emeritus came from Rome to visit him. The Pope Emeritus was able [...]

Prospero Grech, Faithful Theologian and Malta’s Only Serving Cardinal

"Cardinal Grech was a religious of great wisdom and deep spirituality, who loved the Church and religious life" — Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re By ITV staff with CNA Cardinal Prosper Grech embraces Pope Francis. He died on December 30 at the age of 94 Cardinal Prosper Grech, an internationally renowned theologian whose career at [...]

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