Long-time Editor of “Catholic Family News”
John Vennari has died
Mr. John Vennari (1958-2017)
Mr. John Vennari, the long-time editor of the recognize-and-resist flagship publication Catholic Family News, has died at the age of 59. This was reported by his family on Mr. Vennari’s Facebook page. The indult blog Rorate Caeli also posted a notification.
Vennari passed away on April 4, 2017, after a difficult battle with cancer, which had only been discovered about a year ago. He is survived by his wife Susan and their children.
Mr. Vennari’s death comes less than 2 years after the sudden passing of “Fr.” Nicholas Gruner, head of the Fatima Center in Fort Erie, Canada. Gruner and Vennari worked closely together, Catholic Family News actually being owned by the Fatima Center. We pray that Vennari repented of all his sins, died in the state of sanctifying grace, and received a merciful judgment. Please pray for the repose of his soul.
Death is always a good reminder to all of us that we too have a day and time appointed at which we will be called to judgment, to render an account to the Almighty Judge (see Heb 9:27). The circumstances of our own death are entirely unknown to us, and will probably be quite different from what we may expect. Pray for final perseverance always. St. John Vianney has remarked that he who does not pray for final perseverance will not receive it.
Ponder also the questions presented in the following post — this is a good reminder that all these issues we discuss every day at this web site are extremely serious:
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.