For nearly three decades Bishop Emeritus Andrew J. McDonald served Arkansas as a bishop, but he became a friend to thousands of people who he ministered to, traveled with, laughed with and consoled.
He reached several major milestones as a Church leader: 65 years as a priest, 41 years as a bishop and 28 years as the bishop of Little Rock.
On April 1 he died at St. Joseph Home for the Elderly in Palatine, Ill. He was 90.
Post your comments below and share with Arkansas Catholic readers on your favorite moments with the retired bishop. Did he marry you or baptize your children? Did you name one of your children Andrew? Did he comfort you following the death of a loved one? What was your favorite joke of the bishops?
Please read our Comments Policy before posting.Article comments powered by Disqus