RIP John McLaughlin


#1

RIP John McLaughlin m.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154409454088735&id=175565443734


#2

One of my musical heroes - very sad to hear this :frowning:


#3

May he rest in eternal peace.


#4

McLaughlin was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1927, the son of Eva Philomena (née Turcotte) and Augustus Hugh McLaughlin. He grew up in a Catholic family who were second-generation Irish Americans. At age 18, he entered Weston College in Weston, Massachusetts, which later became the theological seminary of Boston College, to prepare for the priesthood.

He entered the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church in 1947, was ordained as a priest in 1959, and went on to earn two master’s degrees (philosophy and English literature) from Boston College. After his ordination, McLaughlin spent some years as a high school teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit prep school in Connecticut. He took time off from teaching to earn a Ph.D. (philosophy) from Columbia University. He wrote his thesis on the Anglo-Catholic poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. He then became a writer and later assistant editor for the Jesuit current affairs publication, America, in New York City. Disagreements with the editor of the magazine led to his departure in 1970 after which he moved back to Providence, Rhode Island.

McLaughlin was originally a supporter of the Democratic Party and opposed the Vietnam War but then became a war supporter and changed his party affiliation to Republican. In 1970 he sought permission from the Jesuit order to run for a seat in the United States Senate, representing Rhode Island. When his superiors refused, McLaughlin defied them but lost to the incumbent four-term Senator John O. Pastore. Through a friendship with Pat Buchanan, McLaughlin then became a speechwriter for U.S. President Richard Nixon. In 1974, after the resignation of President Nixon, he was ordered by his Jesuit superiors to return to Boston. He soon thereafter left the Society of Jesus.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McLaughlin_(host)#Education_and_early_career


#5

Here is an America magazine article about him:

americamagazine.org/issue/watergate-sj?utm_content=bufferd7a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


#6

Well, I, for one, never knew any of that, gilliam. Thank you for sharing that.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
And may perpetual light shine upon him.


#7

Praying for the repose of his soul & for his family.


#8

May his memory be eternal


#9

Praying for the repose of the soul of John McLaughlin and consolation for his loved ones and all mourning his loss.

Réquiem æternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei.

Anima eius, et ánimæ ómnium fidélium defunctórum, per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen.

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Pie Jesu

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Month’s Mind


#10

Watched him every week…will miss him.
Bye bye
RIP


#11

That Wikipedia article was very confusing. He is a Catholic priest who married and divorced twice? This does not sound like a story with a happy ending.


#12

Praying for the repose of the soul of John McLaughlin and consolation for his loved ones and all mourning his loss.

Réquiem æternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei.

Anima eius, et ánimæ ómnium fidélium defunctórum, per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen.

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Pie Jesu

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Month’s Mind


#13

Requiescat in pace


#14

Issue one…


#15

Praying for the repose of the soul of John McLaughlin and consolation for his loved ones and all mourning his loss.

Réquiem æternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei.

Anima eius, et ánimæ ómnium fidélium defunctórum, per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen.

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Pie Jesu

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Month’s Mind


#16

Issue two…


#17

Praying for the repose of the soul of John McLaughlin and consolation for his loved ones and all mourning his loss.

Réquiem æternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei.

Anima eius, et ánimæ ómnium fidélium defunctórum, per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen.

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Pie Jesu

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Month’s Mind


#18

John McLaughlin Funeral Mass

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

youtube.com/watch?v=x87-TVsBVMI


#19

That was a beautiful funeral Mass.
He persevered.
Praying for the repose of his soul with God.

(It was good to see the ushers overseeing on either side of the Communion line. That is new to me and I like it. All parishes should implement that.)


#20

Praying for the repose of the soul of John McLaughlin and consolation for his loved ones and all mourning his loss.

Réquiem æternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat ei.

Anima eius, et ánimæ ómnium fidélium defunctórum, per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen.

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Pie Jesu

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Month’s Mind


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