Rosemary Goldie, RIP
I have just learned the sad news of the death of Rosemary Goldie at the age of 94. Actively involved in international associations promoting the lay apostolate, she was the first woman to hold a significant position in the Roman Curia. She was one of the lay auditors at the Second Vatican Council. I met her at several symposia in Italy and admired her wisdom and the charity she radiated. Her body was tiny (she couldn’t have been more than 5′ tall nor weighed 90 lbs–I think of her as a sparrow or chickadee), but she had a steel backbone and a heart and mind that never hesitated to speak the truth. In 1998 she published an autobiography, From a Roman Window. Here is the tribute published by the Archdiocese of Sydney.