Longtime University of Notre Dame philosophy professor and popular novelist (Father Dowling mysteries, among others), Ralph McInerny, is suffering from cancer. Please place him in your prayers. He was scheduled to speak at the commencement ceremonies for Providence Academy in Plymouth and had to cancel.
Professor McInerny was born in Minnesota and received his Bachelor's degree from the St. Paul Seminary
He was replaced at the commencement by the shy and retiring Father Bill Baer, rector of the St. John Vianney college seminary at the University of St. Thomas.