Obituaries

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Sulpician Father Dukehart educated priests and served veterans
Sep 21 2016
Sulpician Father Claude H. Dukehart was believed to be the oldest priest living in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Sister Marie Carl Horn, S.S.N.D., ministered in education and hoops
Sep 13 2016
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Marie Carl Horn was offered Sept. 1. Sister Marie Carl died Aug. 28. She had served as an educator for many years.

Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary taught 37 years in Baltimore Archdiocese
Sep 12 2016
Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary, whose 71 years as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia included 37 teaching young students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Sept. 2.

Phyllis Schlafly dies; Catholic woman supported conservative causes
Sep 07 2016
“Schlafly not only helped the Republican Party become pro-life in the 1980s, but spent the remainder of her life ensuring it remained so,” said a Sept. 6 statement by Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs for the March for Life Education & Defense Fund.

Murdered sisters committed lives to serving poor, vulnerable people in Mississippi
Aug 29 2016
Both women religious worked at the Lexington Medical Clinic as nurse practitioners, caring for the impoverished people of Mississippi.

Deacon Miller remembered for compassion, humility and family
Aug 17 2016
A funeral Mass was offered for Deacon Donald W. Miller Aug. 13 at St. John in Westminster, his home parish since 2003.

Sister Ellen Smith served as teacher, administrator at Mother Seton Academy
Aug 15 2016
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Ellen Smith, who taught and served as an administrator at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, died Aug. 11.

Sister Francis Marie Usher, S.S.N.D., remembered for prolific ministry over 77 years
Aug 09 2016
Sister Francis Marie Usher of the School Sisters of Notre Dame died July 28 at the age of 98.

Irish Bishop Edward Daly, known as peacemaker, dies at 82
Aug 09 2016
Bishop Edward Daly of Derry, known for his tireless advocacy for peace and reconciliation during decades of sectarian tension in Northern Ireland, died in a hospital in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Aug. 8.

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said
Aug 01 2016
Father Hamel’s murder in northern France – by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State – prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders.

Father Murray, Jesuit visionary, served varied roles in Baltimore Archdiocese
Jul 29 2016
Baltimore native served as president of Loyola Blakefield and director of communications for archdiocese.

Xaverian brother served as principal of Mount St. Joseph High
Jul 28 2016
Xaverian Brother Peter Donohue served primarily in education and prison ministry. He was a Xaverian brother for 72 years.

Father Alphonse Rose was a pastor in Bel Air, and rector of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. (CR File) Father Rose, Baltimore native, remembered as ‘great man,’ priest
Jul 26 2016
A priest for 60 years, Father Rose is remembered for his bravery, compassion, intellect and service.

Foundress of order of women religious dies at Mass honoring her vocation
Jul 09 2016
Mother Rosemae Pender, 94, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, died unexpectedly during a June 26 Mass of Thanksgiving for Consecrated Life.

Sister Rosanna Dorn, O.S.U., Cumberland native, dies at 84
Jul 01 2016
A funeral Mass was held for Ursuline Sister Rosanna Dorn June 24 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky.