It is with deep sadness that the School of Canon Law announces the unexpected passing of Monsignor Thomas Green, a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport and the Stephan Kuttner Distinguished Professor of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America. Monsignor Green died peacefully at his home in Philadelphia.
“As we continue our celebration of the Lord's Resurrection, we express our firm hope that the glory of the Risen Christ shines upon those who serve Him and seek His mercy,” says Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, dean of the School of Canon Law. “Together we commend the soul of this faithful priest and professor to the House of the Father and accompany Monsignor Green with our prayers.”
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Frank Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Stratford, Conn., on Wednesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. A memorial Mass is also being planned for early June on the University campus.
“In the days ahead, all of us in the School of Canon Law, and so many others who have known Monsignor Green, will pray for his blessed repose and recall his countless contributions to the life of the Church universal and to the School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America, where he served with great dedication for almost 50 years,” says Monsignor Jenkins. “Monsignor Green was an esteemed colleague of his fellow faculty members, a dear friend of many, and above all a faithful and devoted priest. We will all miss him greatly.”