|Date of Birth||May 27, 1928|
|Place of Birth||Missouri|
William May was born on May 27, 1928 in Missouri. He died on Dec 13, 2014 (age 86). Catholic Sexual Ethics (1998), Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life (2000), and Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family Is Built Are Some of His Notable Publications As One of the Most Prominent Roman Catholic Theologians and Longtime Professors at The Catholic University of America’s Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, He Wrote These Books He is Also Known For His Work As a Professor at The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (1995).
He made the decision to become a Catholic priest when he was only nine years old; however, while he was attending The Catholic University of America to study theology and philosophy, he developed a condition that was similar to epilepsy, which he interpreted as a sign that he should give up his pursuit of becoming a priest. In 1979, he was presented with the Cardinal Wright Award by the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and in 2007, he was presented with the Paul Ramsey Award by the Center for Bioethics and Culture. His mother Katherine Armstrong was Catholic, and his father Robert May belonged to the Presbyterian faith. He was the middle child of three and spent his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was also brought up in his mother’s religion. His union with Patricia Ann Keck began in 1958 and resulted in seven offspring being brought into the world.
William May’s books are some of the most heart-wrenching and beautiful books I have ever read. They are stories of love and loss, of hope and despair, and of the human condition. They are also stories of redemption and forgiveness. May’s writing is lyrical and evocative, and his characters are complex and fully-realized. I cannot recommend his books highly enough.
Wife and Family
William May’s wife was a supportive and loving woman who helped him through some of the most difficult times in his life. She was always there for him, no matter what he was going through. She was his rock, and he loved her for it.