Paul Likoudis, News Editor for The Wanderer, Author, RIP



C.J. Doyle

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts is today mourning the untimely death of one of the most valiant exponents of the Catholic Faith of our generation, Paul Likoudis, who died, after a long battle with cancer, on September 22nd. He was sixty-one.

Paul was the News Editor of The Wanderer from 1990 to 2014, where his authoritative and meticulously researched chronicles of malfeasance, mendacity and heterodoxy in high places in American Catholicism were mandatory reading for both loyal Catholics in the United States and concerned curial officials in Vatican City. A vigorous and relentless opponent of modernism and corruption in the Church, many of his findings were published in his 2002 book, Amchurch Comes Out.

As a Catholic journalist and historian, Paul Likoudis had a well deserved reputation for being honest, fearless, lucid, and orthodox. His range of writings included American Church history, just war ethics, and the neglected treasure of Catholic social justice teachings. A prolific writer and an erudite scholar, he was a disciple of Hilaire Belloc. He once told me he had studied more than eighty of Belloc’s works.

Paul Likoudis was an old friend. He possessed, in abundance, both the Theological Virtue of Faith, and the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude. He understood that he was a member of the Church Militant. His death is a grave loss for the cause of Catholicity in America. He will be grievously missed.

The Catholic Action League wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to his wife, Paulette, to his children, and to his entire family.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen. Anima eiuset animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.

“It is therefore, a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they might be loosed from sins.” (2 Maccabees 12:46)