I have not been able to confirm the rumor, but there is some information going around that the great Dominican moral theologian, Servais Pinckaers, has passed away. If anyone has any (accurate) information, please leave a comment.
For those not familiar with Pinckaers’ work, he was involved in the drafting of Part III of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (“Life in Christ”) and was part of a preparatory commission for John Paul II’s encyclical, Veritatis Splendor. Perhaps the most important book he ever penned is the incomparable The Sources of Christian Ethics.
UPDATE 2: Thomistica.net has the sad letter of Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP reporting the death of Fr. Pinckaers, who had suffered two heart attacks in less than a month.