Pray Tell has received word that Sr. Sister Catherine “Kate” Dooley, OP (Mary Conan), died Dec. 1, 2015. Professed in 1953, Sr. Kate taught in numerous Catholic schools. She served as the religious education consultant with the Archdiocesan Education Office for the Archdiocese of Chicago and taught at Edgewood College, Madison, WI; Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, IL; and Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Sr. Kate is best recognized for developing the field of liturgical catechesis which acknowledges the liturgy as a source for catechesis, a pastoral activity that aims to lead communities and individuals to full, active, and conscious faith in the light of instruction and the experience of Christian living. May she rest in peace.