Funeral arrangements for Bishop Newman announced

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced funeral arrangements for Bishop William C. Newman, who died May 20.

A viewing will be held May 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Laubacher Hall at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Roland Park.  Vespers for the Dead will be offered at 7 p.m.

A viewing will also be held May 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland, where Bishop Newman was a former rector. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. at the cathedral.

Also see:

Bishop Newman, remembered for doing ‘what I was asked to do’ for Baltimore Archdiocese, dies at 88

Archdiocesan news release on the death of Bishop Newman

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George P. Matysek Jr.

George P. Matysek Jr.

George Matysek was named digital editor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2017 following two decades at the Catholic Review, where he began as a writer and then served as senior correspondent, assistant managing editor and web editor.

In his current role, he manages and and is a host of the Catholic Baltimore radio program.

George has won more than 70 national and regional journalism awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, the Catholic Press Association, the Associated Church Press and National Right to Life. He has reported from Guyana, Guatemala, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

A native Baltimorean, George is a proud graduate of Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex. He holds a bachelor's degree from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and a master's degree from UMBC.

George, his wife and four children live in Rodgers Forge, where they are parishioners of St. Pius X, Rodgers Forge/St. Mary of the Assumption, Govans.