America mourns the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J., who died yesterday in Saint Louis, MO following a long illness. Fr. Kavanaugh was a distinguished scholar, prolific author and dedicated Jesuit priest. He was a contributor to our pages for more than forty years and had been a regular America columnist since 1993. One of our most popular writers, America’s readers treasured his insightful analysis, his gentle wisdom and his Irish wit. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P.
UPDATE: Here are some of our favorite columns by Father Kavanaugh. We invite you to share your own below.
"Relish the Banquet,"  December 31, 2010
"A Personalist Lent,"  February 19, 2007
"Beyond Morality,"  April 17, 2006
"The Ocean of Life,"  January 31, 2005
"Last Words,"  January 21, 2002