Dr Mark Richards received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome in June 2018. On his return to New Zealand, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Mark is a founding member of the governing Council for The Catholic Institute and a highly regarded tertiary teacher. He led the Pastoral Services team in the Diocese of Palmerston North. Mark was married to Kate, and father of Ed, John and Leo. He passed away in December 2018.
Below are some versions of this thesis, and a presentation on it from Mark. In the lower interview video clip, he talks about life, death, love and community as a husband, father, scholar and man of faith.