An eerie coincidence – or perhaps Godincidence – I came to realize in recent months: My father, Geoffrey J. Abbott, passed away last year. April 15, 2022, to be exact. He was born March 4, 1945. See his obituary here. (Please pray for the repose of his soul.)
A case I’ve been following and writing about in this column for a number of years is the 1998 unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, a priest and canon law expert who resided in Dane, Wisconsin. Kunz’s death is listed as March 4, 1998. My father was born on March 4 (1945). Kunz was born April 15, 1930. My father passed away on April 15 (2022).
Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on HLN, MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2019 ‘Unsolved’ podcast about the unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, Alex Shuman's 'Smoke Screen: Fake Priest' podcast, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wisconsin. He’s been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. He’s mentioned in the 2020 Report on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017), which can be found on the Vatican's website. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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