Death of Rev. Richard McBrien

August 19, 1936 - January 25, 2015
Hartford, Connecticut | Age 78

Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies
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By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) — The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.

The often-quoted theology professor, who for nearly 50 years penned a weekly column for Catholic newspapers, courted controversy with his criticism of Pope John Paul II's...

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