Robert P. Lockwood passed away March 4. He was one of the most prolific Catholic journalists of our time, writing columns and books for Our Sunday Visitor for decades. He was also the president of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, a company he brought to a new level of excellence. His last post was as director of communications for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Bob served with distinction as a member of the Catholic League’s board of directors for many years. He later served as the league’s director of research and was then named to the league’s board of advisors.
Bill Donohue has many fond memories of Bob. “There was nothing Bob wouldn’t do for the Catholic Church, or the Catholic League. He never turned down an assignment and worked diligently on every project he undertook.” Indeed, some of his work can be found on the Catholic League’s website.
Lockwood was a native New Yorker who moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to take command of Our Sunday Visitor. He moved back to Fort Wayne after his job in Pittsburgh.
Donohue recalls him as “an astute writer, editor, and publisher. He was fun to work with, and he loved a new challenge. Gregarious and good humored, he was the kind of person every organization would love to have on staff. He never put his own interests above the best interests of the Catholic League.”
God bless Bob Lockwood. He left us too soon; he was 69.