Rev. Dr. Robert F. McNamara was ordained a priest in 1936 and was Professor of Church History for over 40 years. He said weekend Masses at St. Salome for many years, and moved to St. Thomas the Apostle when he retired from teaching in 1980. These vignettes were published in the parish bulletin for over 28 years.
Father McNamara went home to the Lord on May 22, 2009 at the age of 98.
Father’s cousin, Ann K. Maloney, has written a book about his life. A Priest Forever: The Life and Times of Father Robert F. McNamara, is available for purchase at amazon.com, lulu.com, turtlepromise.com and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. It is also available as an ebook on lulu.com.
We cannot answer questions about his articles.
Aside from many historical books, he wrote a series entitled “All God’s Children” in in the early-1980’s with reflections centering on the readings of the liturgical cycle. Visit Sunday Reflections to read these articles.
The list below is in groups by first name, for example Saints Abercius through Augustine of Canterbury.