The New York church lost another distinguished priest this weekend. Just over a month after the death of Avery Cardinal Dulles, and two weeks after the passing Richard John Neuhaus, Msgr. William B. Smith died after a short hospitalization. Msgr. Smith was a longtime professor of moral theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, also known as Dunwoodie. He was a regular presence on EWTN, and can be seen here on YouTube speaking about "The Moral Magisterium of John Paul II."
I should also note Msgr. Smith was an old family friend who was on the altar when I was married and presided at the funeral of my brother. His homily on the latter occasion was a model of pastoral sensitivity and Scriptural insight and remains a source of comfort these many years later. May he rest in peace.