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priest , religion educator , writer

Richard Arthur McCormick, American Priest, religion educator, writer. Joined Society of Jesus (Jesuit), Roman Catholic Church, 1940, ordained priest, 1953. Recipient Henry Knowles Beecher award Hastings Center, 1988; Institute Society, Ethics and Life Sciences fellowship.


McCormick, Richard Arthur was born on October 3, 1922 in Toledo. Son of Edward J. McCormick.


Bachelor, Loyola University, Chicago, 1945. Master of Arts, Loyola University, Chicago, 1950. STD, Gregorian University, Rome, 1957.

Degree (honorary), University Scranton, 1975. Degree (honorary), Wheeling College, West Virginia, 1976. Degree (honorary), Jesuit School Theology, Berkeley, California, 1982.

Degree (honorary), Siena College, 1985. Degree (honorary), University Louvain, 1986. Degree (honorary), College Holy Cross, 1986.

Degree (honorary), Seattle University, 1987. Degree (honorary), Fordham University, 1988. Degree (honorary), University San Francisco, 1989.

Degree (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1989. Degree (honorary), Georgetown University, 1990. Degree (honorary), Catholic Theological Union, 1991.


Professor moral theology, Jesuit School Theology, Chicago, 1957-1973; Rose F. Kennedy professor Christian ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, 1974-1986; John A. O'Brien professor, U. Notre Dame, Indiana, since 1986. Research associate Woodstock Theological Center, Washington, 1974-1986. Past member Ethics Advisory Board, Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Member Catholic Commision on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs. Lecturer in field.


  • Joined Society of Jesus (Jesuit), Roman Catholic Church, 1940, ordained priest, 1953.



Former trustee University Detroit, Fairfield University. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Catholic Theological Society of America (past president, Cardinal Spellman award 1969), American Society Christian Ethics (past board directors), American Hospital American (special bioethics committee), National Hospice Organization (bioethcis committee), Catholic Health Association (bioethics committee), American Fertility Society (ethics committee).


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