ST. LOUIS — Helen Hull Hitchcock, an influential Catholic laywoman whose name is forever associated with the fierce battles over the Catholic Church’s teaching on women that raged in the 1980s and her staunch advocacy for a renewal of beauty in the liturgy, has died at the age of 75.
Hitchcock, founding director of Women for Faith and Family and editor of Adoremus Bulletin, died Oct. 20 in St. Louis. The Hitchcock family said that she died after a brief illness. She was married to James Hitchcock, the noted Catholic author and emeritus professor of history at Saint Louis University. The couple has four daughters and six grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at her...READ MORE