Priest was driving force behind Marriage Encounter

August 26, 2013

The leadership of Worldwide Marriage Encounter mourned the death of Jesuit Father Chuck Gallagher, considered the driving force in creating what is the original faith-based marriage enrichment program.

Gallagher died July 21 in New Jersey after a short illness. He was 85.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce Father Chuck’s passing.

And yet we know he is with the Lord at this very moment,” said a joint statement from Tony and Cathy Witczak and Father Emile Frische, who make up Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s international leadership team.