Obituaries

Father Joseph Hughes reached out to the marginalized

Deacon Paul Shelton of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Baltimore died Nov. 25; he was 83.
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Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut

Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, whose service as superior general of the Society of Jesus marked a return to normal governance after a period of tension with the Vatican, died in Beirut Nov. 26.
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Ursuline Sister taught at Bishop Walsh School in 1960s

A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister Mary Terence Schmitt was offered Nov. 21 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 21.
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Sister Columbkill O’Connor ministered at Essex school

A funeral Mass for Sister Columbkill O’Connor of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered Nov. 10 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Columbkill died Nov. 6; she was 102.
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‘Art in Heaven:’ Archdiocese bids farewell to Monsignor Valenzano

In a final sendoff marked with heartfelt displays of raw emotion, hundreds of people said goodbye to Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano.
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Monsignor Valenzano, basilica rector who touched the lives of thousands, succumbs to cancer

Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano, basilica rector and a man described by Archbishop Lori as a priest of "tremendous pastoral love," died Sept. 5.
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Callum researched, shared story of Maryland black Catholics

St. Francis Xavier Church in East Baltimore bade farewell July 28 to the scholar who made its rich history come alive.
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Mark Pacione, ‘giant’ in youth ministry, dies at 60

Mark D. Pacione, a nationally respected leader in youth and young adult ministry, died suddenly Dec. 29.
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Father Hipsley, former Cumberland pastor and prison minister, dies at 76

Father Milton A. Hipsley Jr., a former longtime pastor and beloved Cumberland-area prison chaplain, died Dec. 17.
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Longtime Calvert Hall teacher, swimming coach George Kropp dies

George Kropp, a faculty member of Calvert Hall’s social studies department for 53 years and a well-known swimming coach, died Oct. 6.
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Bishop Gossman, first urban vicar, dies at 83

Bishop F. Joseph Gossman, a former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore who served as the archdiocese’s first urban vicar, died Aug. 12.
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Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review, dies at 72

Christopher Gaul worked at the Catholic Review beginning as a writer in 1995 before becoming associate and then managing editor.
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