Dr. Edward Peters 

To work for the proper implementation of canon law is to play an extraordinarily

constructive role in continuing the redemptive mission of Christ. Pope John Paul II







1983 Code



1917 Code


 Liber Extra



 Eastern Code


1152 x 864


15 jan 2013

In Memoriam,  Requiescant in pace.

Lord, remember those who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith, 

especially those for whom we now pray.


Monica Breda (1994-1997)

Catholic child


Belief seemed unanimous throughout the [San Diego] Militia Immaculata group that this year they had a special patron saint praying for them: Monica Breda, who died last July at age three of a brain tumor. Massimo and Mary Breda, now pregnant again with their fourth child, are Militia Immaculata members; in addition, Mary served this year as group leader for the five-year-olds. "As a result of Monica's death last year, the people involved in MI were deeply moved," Janet McCarthy said. "So many of us were praying for her. As a consequence of her death we noticed a tremendous increase in commitment this year."


"Monica was supposed to die in early June [last year]," Sue O'Donnell said. "But she hung on. The first day of camp, July 7, was her third birthday. Three days after camp she died. I remember Mary Breda said, 'Oh, how Our Lady works!'" While acknowledging the human tragedy of Monica's death, O'Donnell marveled at having a personal patroness sitting at the foot of Jesus: "It's an awesome gift God has given the Bredas, and Monica."... From San Diego News Notes.



Jean Klocker (d. 1982)

Pro-Life Activist, P.E.A.C.E

Jean's murder is unsolved.





Mr. Paul Deemer (1972-2013)

Husband, Father, Parishioner


Dr. George Forsyth (1949-1999)

Husband, Father, Scholar, Catholic Activist


Jean Marie Gottfried (d. 1979)

College student and Pro-Lifer






Jeannette Grisez (d. 2005)

Wife, Mother, Research Assistant


Charlie Harvey (d. 2003)

Catholic man and friend


Thomas Kuttenkuler (d. 2004)

Catholic man and mental health worker


John F. Lulves, Jr. (1941-2005)

Catholic man, Educator



John F. Lulves, Jr.


Ann O'Donnell, R.N. (d. 1987)

Wife, Mother, Pro-Life Activist





Mrs. Effie (Eugene) Quay

Wife, Mother, Pro-Life Writer

Tribute to Effie Quay 





Rev. Paul M. Quay, S. J. (1924-1994)

Priest, Teacher, Pro-Life Scholar

Effie Quay



Father Paul Quay's Ordination 

to Priesthood, 1961


Paul Michael Quay was born in Arkansas on August 24, 1924. After military service he entered the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus on September 1, 1946, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1961. He died in Chicago at Loyola University on October 10, 1994, at the age of 70. His doctorate in theoretical physics was from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied under Professor Alfred Shatkin—a convinced atheist who forced Quay to answer hard questions about why Catholics are no better and often worse than atheists. Quay did a year of postdoctoral research in physics at the Case Institute of Technology and then taught physics and theology at St. Louis University for fourteen years, returning to Chicago in 1981. He wrote over seventy-five scholarly articles and the book, The Christian Meaning of Human Sexuality (1988) which has been translated into several languages. At the time of his death he held the position of Research Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago.


Quay’s outstanding contribution to Roman Catholic studies in the United States is his posthumous book, edited by Joseph Koterski, S.J., in 438 pages: The Mystery Hidden for Ages in God. After the initial input from Shatkin during the years of Quay’s doctoral studies, the book was first conceived as a project in 1964 through conversation in France with Winoc De Broucker, S.J., and then again gained momentum in 1969 as a result of further investigation at Fourvičre, the Jesuit theologate in Lyon, with Henri de Lubac, S.J. It explores the thought of de Lubac on the patristic theme of recapitulation, and was distilled into its present form after being presented first as a university course, then as symposium lectures, then as essays. The Mystery Hidden for Ages in God (1995) is thus the result of thirty years of meditation upon recapitulation, that is, how the individual Christian goes through “biblical stages” of gradual transformation into the likeness of Christ. From Rev. Brian Van Hove, S.J., FCS Quarterly, 27:4, p. 8 (Winter 2004) PDF. See also this 1991 Touchstone interview.



Rev. Paul Quay, sj


Quay on Indissoluble

Religious Vows

Also: Toward and Understanding of Academic Freedom (1994).


Vincent Whelan, Esq. (1934-2005)

Lawyer, Scholar, Mentor, Friend


Vincent Whelan, 71; 'Renaissance man' sought after for advice

SD U-T STAFF WRITER, October 12, 2005

Given a choice, Vincent E. Whelan would pick reading over driving any day – especially if it meant avoiding traffic delays on his daily commute. Mr. Whelan, a Chula Vista resident who worked for the downtown San Diego law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, would pore over legal briefs or bone up on philosophy, world affairs and politics while riding the trolley.


For Mr. Whelan, who considered time too valuable to waste, the extra reading helped reinforce his stature as a worldly scholar. "Vince was very much a Renaissance man," Emerson said. "He was well known for his successful federal estate tax audits. He read and debated 16th century philosophy. He traveled with his wife, Barbara, and enjoyed all life had to offer."


Mr. Whelan, an expert in family law and estate planning who retired in 1999 as general counsel of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, died Oct. 4 at San Diego Hospice. He was 71. The cause of death was complications from prostate cancer, which was diagnosed in 1997, said his son, William.


"During the '60s and '70s, Vince was the go-to guy for many current and aspiring office holders who sought his counsel and endorsement," said retired Superior Court Judge Victor E. Bianchini. "As such, he was one of the most respected and admired individuals in San Diego – an icon, really."


Born and raised in San Diego, Mr. Whelan graduated from St. Augustine High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1959 in foreign service.


"He studied for a year at the University of Madrid and wanted to go into foreign service," his son said. "At the last minute, he changed his mind and went into law. He didn't want to be posted from place to place."


After graduating from Stanford University Law School, Mr. Whelan passed the California State Bar in 1959. He went into practice with his father until September of that year, when his father was appointed to the county Superior Court bench; then joined Higgs, Fletcher & Mack.


In the button-down legal world, Mr. Whelan often defied convention by dressing casually, Emerson said. "On the back of his door, he always had a dress shirt, tie and blue blazer ready when he needed to see a client," she said. "He was always very human and approachable." .


"I learned a lot from Vince," said Wertz, who worked with him as a secretary and later a paralegal for three decades. "I found him to be an excellent teacher and mentor and a very good friend." Mr. Whelan's affiliation with the Diocese of San Diego began in 1990 as a general counsel. He also served as finance officer from 1991 to 1995.


Mr. Whelan's interest in all things English extended to G. K. Chesterton, the oft-quoted writer and master of the mystery novel. He was a member of the American Chesterton Society, which is based in Minneapolis.


Survivors include his wife, Barbara Whelan; daughters, Alexandra Dunietz of Evanston, Ill., and Anna Farrow of Baie d'Urfe, Quebec; sons, William Whelan of San Diego and Hugh Whelan of West Hartford, Conn.; brother, Thomas Whelan of San Francisco; and 12 grandchildren.