International bestselling novelist Tom Clancy – a Catholic – dead at age 66.

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“My Catholic education taught me the value of thinking for myself,” Clancy said in a 1990 radio ad promoting Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Clancy, best known for works including “The Hunt for Red October” and “Clear and Present Danger,” died Oct. 1 at a Baltimore hospital, according to a tweet sent by his publisher. He was 66.
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Father Andrew Greeley, novelist and Catholic critic, dead at age 85

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Father Andrew M. Greeley, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest who wrote more than 50 novels and publicly feuded with his superior John Cardinal Cody, died at the age of 85 in his Chicago home, a spokeswoman said Thursday.


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Bishop Roger Kaffer Died Today


May 28, 2009

With faith and hope in Eternal Life  and with gratitude for a beautiful Christian life, I wish to inform you  that Bishop Roger Kaffer died this afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m. 

His brother, Bob, and I had the privilege of being with him, and we gratefully commended him into the arms of the Lord he loved so much.

Since his death occurred just a short while ago, no arrangements have been made as of yet. However, as soon as we know more, we will let everyone know.   In the meantime, please keep Bob and Liz, and the entire Kaffer family in your prayers as their grieve the loss of their beloved brother.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

-Bishop Peter Sartain

(Editor’s note: Bishop Kaffer was a wonderful man, a great priest and bishop, and a tireless worker for the Church. His accomplishments are too numerous to list. I’ m sure that everyone who knew him, loved him. He will be sorely missed.)