What The God Squad Taught Is Incredible
The sister of Msgr. Thomas J Hartman, confirmed that the advocate for interfaith understanding has passed away late Tuesday night. He was 69.
Hartman, from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, gained attention and fame as half of a famous priest and rabbi duo known as, “The God Squad.” Together they advocated the importance of interfaith understanding and cooperation.
Longtime friend Bill Ayers spoke of Hartman and Rabbi Marc Gellman to WCBS 880:
“They were very good friends and partners, and they did a lot of very good things together.”
He later added:
“He was an absolutely wonderful person, he was a great priest…Tom almost never said no to somebody, he was always available to help people…He would go out at 3 o’clock in the morning to somebody who was dying, or sick, or in trouble.”
Ayers also said that Hartman was at peace with having the disease and with dying:
“He had said when they talked to him about getting the Parkinson’s that he was OK with it and he was looking forward to meeting God.”
Hartman raise millions of dollars for Parkinson’s and AIDS research over the course of his life.
Article: CBS Local New York