Monsignor Michael Higgins, of Palm Springs, California, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

A member of the Canon Law Society since 1972, Msgr. Higgins earned his licentiate degree from The Catholic University of America in 1971. The following year, he completed his doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Since 2001, he has served as Executive Director (and founder) of the organization Justice for Priests & Deacons in San Diego, California.

Please remember Msgr. Higgins, his family, and his colleagues in your prayers. May he rest in peace.