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Rest in Peace

Notable Catholic passings of 2010. Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord.

BY The Editors

January 2-15, 2011 Issue | Posted 12/29/10 at 1:36 PM

 

Msgr. Graham Leonard, 88, former Anglican bishop of London and Catholic convert, Jan. 6

Bishop Donald Pelotte, 64, bishop of Gallup, N.M., Jan. 7

Cardinal Armand Razafindratandra of Madagascar, 84, Jan. 10

Bishop Joseph Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 63, killed in the Haitian earthquake, Jan. 12

Ralph McInerny, 80, Notre Dame philosophy professor and author, Jan. 29

Richard Proulx, 72, liturgical composer and music director at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Feb. 18

Alexander Haig, 85, former U.S. secretary of State, Feb. 20

Jesuit Father Donald Merrifield, 81, first president of Loyola Marymount University, Feb. 25

Bishop Leroy Matthiesen, 88, retired bishop of Amarillo, Texas, March 22

President Lech Kaczynski of Poland, 60, and many other Polish government, military, civil and religious leaders, including Archbishop Tadeusz Ploski, Poland’s military archbishop, killed in a plane crash while en route to a commemoration of the Katyn massacre in Russia, April 10

Bishop Norman McFarland, 88, retired bishop of Reno, Nev., and Orange, Calif., April 16

Cardinal Tomas Spidlik, S.J., 90, theologian and expert in Patristic and Eastern spiritual theology, April 16

Archbishop William Borders, 96, archbishop emeritus of Baltimore, April 19

Cardinal Paul Mayer, 98, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, April 30

Cardinal Luigi Poggi, 92, retired archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, May 4

Archduke Rudolf of Austria, 91, youngest son of Blessed Emperor Charles I and Zita of Bourbon-Parma, May 15

Bishop Luigi Padovese, 63, chairman of the Turkish Bishops’ Conference, stabbed to death June 3

Bob Sheppard, 99, Yankees Stadium announcer, daily communicant and lector at St. Christopher’s in Baldwin, N.Y., July 11

Jesuit Father Paul Locatelli, 71, former president of Santa Clara University, July 12

Jesuit Father Charles Beirne, 71, former president of LeMoyne College, July 14

Thomas Molnar, 89, American Catholic philosopher, July 18

Patricia Neal, 84, actress and outspoken pro-lifer, Aug. 8

Father Tha’ir Saad and 57 others attending Mass at a Syrian Catholic church in Baghdad, Iraq, killed in a terrorist attack, Oct. 31

Eugénie Blanchard, 114, of the Franciscan Sisters of Roosendaal on the island of Curacao and the world’s oldest living person, Nov. 4

Henryk Górecki, 76, Polish Catholic composer, Nov. 12

Cardinal Urbano Navarrete Cortés, 90, former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Nov. 22

Cardinal Michele Giordano, 80, archbishop emeritus of Naples, Italy, Dec. 2

Bishop John Steinbock of Santa Rosa, Calif., 73, Dec. 5