Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Death in the Services

Shortly after returning from last week's Florida retreat of the bishops of USCCB's Region IV, Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Services John Kaising was found dead yesterday in his apartment on the campus of Catholic U. in Washington.

A priest of Cincinatti, Kaising, 70, had a history of heart problems. He spent 29 years as an Army Chaplain, retiring as a full Colonel in 1998. After two years in his native archdiocese as a pastor, he was named an auxiliary of the archdiocese for the Military Services in 2000, where he served as vicar for its chaplains stationed throughout the world. "A very good man," chimes in one of the readers.

Arrangements are still pending, but it's looking that a full funeral in DC will be followed by one in Cincinatti.