On Monday, the 16th of April, I posted as a News item the story of Father Thomas Byles who died while ministering to the Catholics and others about to die on the sinking Titanic. Today’s Catholic News Agency website has a good article on Father Byles as well as two other priests who also went down with the ship to their deaths. All three priests refused when offered a seat on the lifeboats. All three were praying with the victims left on board and absolving the penitent. Here is the lede to the CNA article:
CNA: Three Catholic priests, including one hailed by Pope Saint Pius X as a martyr for the faith, were among the victims of the Titanic disaster remembered during its 100th anniversary on April 14-15.