CHICAGO -- Father Andrew Greeley, a Chicago archdiocesan priest and well-known novelist, journalist and sociologist, died May 29 at his home. He was 85 years old.
Father Greeley was perhaps most widely recognized for the more than 60 novels he wrote, some considered scandalous with their portraits of hypocritical and sinful clerics. But he also wrote more than 70 works of nonfiction, often on the sociology of religion, including 2004's "Priests: A Calling in Crisis."
A funeral Mass was celebrated May 24 in St. Joseph Chapel of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O'Fallon for Sister Ursula Stolz, who served the community in a number of roles for 65 years -- including as a bishops' miter-maker.
Sister Ursula died May 21 at Villa Theresa Haven in O'Fallon. Born Margaret Mary Stolz in Milwaukee, Sister Ursula entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in 1945 from Elyria, Ohio, after working as a secretary for 12 years. She made her first profession of vows in 1948.
A funeral Mass was celebrated May 13 for Sister Mary Salvador of the Heart of Jesus at the Passionist Nuns Monastery Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Ellisville. Sister Mary Salvador died May 8 at the Passionist Nuns Monastery. She was 75.A native of New Orleans, she was baptized Eleanor Ann Bologna. She entered religious life as a Sister of Christian Charity, beginning as an aspirant in 1952. She entered the community in 1957, receiving the religious name Sister Mary Salvador. She professed her first vows in 1959 and her perpetual vows in 1965.