We have learned of the death earlier today of Dr Warren Carroll, founder and first president of Christendom College, after a long illness.
Dr Carroll established the College in 1977, in response to a decline of both Catholic identity and the liberal arts in academia. He pioneered the renewal of Catholic higher education, more than a decade before Pope John Paul II issued his constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae. Dr Carroll was completing the last of a six-volume series on the History of Christendom. He was also the author of one fiction and eight other non-fiction works. He is survived by his wife, Anne.
The College has posted a tribute of its own.
UPDATE: Viewing will be held at All Saint's Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, on July 25th, from 1-3pm and from 6-8pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on July 26th at All Saint's at 10am.