Catholic Nobel Prize Laureate: North Ireland’s John Hume remembered as great peacemaker

Catholic Nobel Prize Laureate: North Ireland’s John Hume remembered as great peacemaker

CNA—Retired politician and Nobel laureate John Hume, a major leader in the effort to secure peace in Northern Ireland, died Monday at the age of 83. Many leaders in the region praised his success in responding to one of Europe’s longstanding conflicts. “I was leader of a great team of people, all of whom have…
OBIT: Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 75

OBIT: Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 75

CNA—The Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre died early Wednesday at the age of 75. Dalla Torre had been in treatment for throat cancer in Rome in recent months. He is remembered by the Order of Malta for his kindness, appreciation of the arts, and charity towards the poor and…
A Franciscan friar and deacon is DC’s first known coronavirus fatality

A Franciscan friar and deacon is DC’s first known coronavirus fatality

CNA—A Franciscan friar is the first person known to have died as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the District of Columbia. Brother John-Sebastian Laird-Hammond, OFM, was hospitalized with the virus last week, and died Friday, the Washington Post reported. The friar, who also was a permanent deacon, had been in residence at the Franciscan…
Kobe remembered: Video and Transcript

Kobe remembered: Video and Transcript

Kobe and Shaq, Magic Johnson, Coach Phil Jackson, Three-Peat Lakers, and the great Michael Jordan (of the Bulls).  When I think of pro basketball, those names come to mind. Every time.  If I think a little more, LeBron James, sometimes Steph Curry and sometimes the older names of Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That said,…
OBIT: Duluth’s Bishop Paul Sirba dies unexpectedly at 59

OBIT: Duluth’s Bishop Paul Sirba dies unexpectedly at 59

Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota died on Sunday, after suffering a heart attack before offering Mass. He was 59 years old. “It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I must inform you of tragic news regarding our Bishop,” said a Dec. 1 statement from Fr. James B. Bissonette, who had…
The World’s Oldest Nun who Defied the Nazis and Sheltered Jews

The World’s Oldest Nun who Defied the Nazis and Sheltered Jews

A Polish Catholic nun who defied the Nazis by shielding local Jews in a convent in Vilnius, Lithuania, died at 110 years of age last September 2018. Her life remains an inspiration to those of us living today, especially for Catholic business professionals as we face increasing government encroachment on civil and religious liberties.—ed.  It…
Catholics for the Common Good Founder Bill Mays Dies May 11

Catholics for the Common Good Founder Bill Mays Dies May 11

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Bill May, the courageous, fearless, focused founder of Catholics for the Common Good and a good friend to Catholic Business Journal.  We will post an obit in the next week or so, for now here is the announcement by Mays’ family and a link…
Jean Vanier, Champion and Friend to Intellectually Disabled, Founder of L’Arche, dies at 90

Jean Vanier, Champion and Friend to Intellectually Disabled, Founder of L’Arche, dies at 90

CNA—Beloved founder of L’Arche, Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. He died at a L’Arche home in Paris, where he had entered palliative care several weeks ago, after a protracted battle with cancer. Vanier will be mourned by his friends: the weak, the indigent, the forgotten, the disturbed, the rejected, and…
Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

CNA—Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays, died Holy Wednesday aged 91. Schall was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Pocahontas, Iowa, and after high school spent time at the University of Santa Clara and in the U.S. Army. He entered the California…
George H.W. Bush on Death, the After Life and Almost Dying in World War II

George H.W. Bush on Death, the After Life and Almost Dying in World War II

We at Catholic Business Journal felt that TIME magazine culled one of the most compelling, short video compilations—using only President George H.W. Bush’s quotes and images—that capture well the driving principles, faith and motivation behind the U.S. President we honor this week in his death. TIME—George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30, 2018 at…
‘A man of faith and humility’ Catholics remember President George H.W. Bush

‘A man of faith and humility’ Catholics remember President George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday, served as a fighter pilot in World War II, head of the CIA, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and as the 41st president of the United States. But he maintained throughout his last years that his most important role was that of a father of six. “I can…
Beloved Bishop Robert C. Morlino dead at 71

Beloved Bishop Robert C. Morlino dead at 71

Wisconsin State Journal, Catholic News Agency & original — Madison Catholic Bishop Robert C. Morlino died late Saturday, three days after suffering a “cardiac event” during planned medical tests, the Catholic Diocese of Madison said. He was 71.  Bishop Morlino died at 9:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, the diocese said in a statement that asked the…
Beloved Mentor Allan Cox, an early guest on The Mentors Radio Show, dead at 81

Beloved Mentor Allan Cox, an early guest on The Mentors Radio Show, dead at 81

The simple, straight-forward words of advice by Allan Cox to young people— “Do what’s right in front of you”— define a key reason for Cox’ own masterful achievements over the course of his lifetime. A respected and sought-after advisor to CEOs, Top Teams and Boards, Alan Cox’ words and work will long be remembered, passed…
REMEMBERING CATHOLIC BUSINESS LEADER ROY ROHTER

REMEMBERING CATHOLIC BUSINESS LEADER ROY ROHTER

A man I truly admired died last week in the southern California mudslides, the region’s first confirmed victim of the disaster. Live accounts and videos captured the roar and unimaginable force of liquid mud overtaking homes as heavy rains pounded on the freshly denuded, fire-ravaged hillsides surrounding Santa Barbara at the time. The experience must have been terrifying. His wife was