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…