Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, a promoter of solidarity with those in need, dies at 94

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Retired auxiliary bishop was known for relentless support of the marginalized, anti-war efforts, promotion of social justice

DETROIT — Whether it was speaking out against injustice, ministering to those on society’s margins or accompanying communities afflicted by geo-political catastrophes, retired Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton traveled great lengths to express his solidarity with people on the periphery of society.

An outspoken champion of social justice causes who traveled far and wide in support of peace efforts, Bishop Gumbleton died April 4 at the age of 94.

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