Long ago - 25 years I'd guess - Brigid and I used to watch The McLaughlin Group. But eventually we found the show a bit tiresome. You always knew what positions the panelists would take.
But he had an amazing career, including being a Jesuit priest and married (& divorced) twice.
His death was announced on the program’s Facebook page. The columnist Eleanor Clift, a longtime panelist on the show, wrote in The Daily Beast that he had been treated for prostate cancer for some time and that it had spread.