National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Douglas Kmiec hospitalized after car accident

 |  NCR Today

NCR received confirmation this morning that Douglas Kmiec, the U.S. ambassador to Malta and former Pepperdine University law professor, was injured in a car accident yesterday in Malibu, Calif.

Kmiec, who has been a recent regular contributor to NCRonline.org, was in a car with Msgr. John Sheridan, former pastor of Our Lady of Malibu Parish and Sr. Mary Campbell, also of the parish, that crashed at Las Virgenes Canyon Road and Mulholland Drive Wednesday afternoon. Campbell was killed in the one-car collision.

Sheridan and Kmiec were taken to UCLA medical center. Kmiec was said to be in stable and in basically good condition this morning. Sheridan, who is 94, underwent surgery yesterday. NCR received no word on his prognosis.

Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angles visited the hospital last night.

envelope.jpgIntroducing “A Roman Observer,” a new bi-weekly column from Robert Mickens featuring commentary and analysis on the latest news from the Vatican and the Eternal City.

Sign up for email alerts here.

A news report in the Times of Malta, gives these details about Kmeic:

Kmiec, one of America's best known scholars and popular commentators on the law, came to Pepperdine after serving several years as dean and St. Thomas More Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and for nearly two decades on the law faculty at the University of Notre Dame.

Kmiec was nominated by President Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), U.S. Department of Justice (1988-89). For several years before his presidential appointment (1985-87), he served together with (now Justice) Samuel A. Alito, Jr. as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in OLC.

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Feature_ad_Family-synod3.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

September 26-October 9, 2014

09-26-2014.jpg

Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.