Today, January 26, is Pax Christi USA Bishop President Emeritus Tom Gumbleton‘s 93rd birthday! We are so grateful for his life, his witness, and for how he has shaped and nurtured this movement since our founding in 1972.
Last year, during Pax Christi USA’s 50th anniversary year, a special birthday celebration for Bishop Gumbleton was held on Facebook.
Feel free to leave a birthday greeting for Bishop Gumbleton in the comment section below, and we will make sure he receives it!
And stay tuned for information about how to order No Guilty Bystander: The Extraordinary Life of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, written by Frank Fromherz and Suzanne Sattler. This new biography of Bishop Gumbleton will be published by Orbis Books in June 2023.
From Orbis Books: An in-depth biography of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (b. 1930, Auxiliary of Detroit, retired), one of the most progressive and prophetic American Catholic bishops of the last 50 years. He is known in particular for his peace witness during the Vietnam War, and then role in crafting the bishops’ pastoral on nuclear war, but he has been equally committed to global peace—in Central America, Haiti, Iraq; his advocacy for reform in the church, including victims of sex abuse, and ministry to the LGBTQ community. Though often controversial, he has always remained a faithful bishop, committed to speaking out and following his conscience from within the church and subject to authority.