Msgr. Francis P. Friedl, who authored Extraordinary Lives: Thirty-Four Priests Tell Their Stories for Ave Maria Press in 1998, died on September 18, 2017, in Dubuque, Iowa.

Friedl, longtime faculty member and president of Loras College in Dubuque, wrote more than a dozen books, including Extraordinary Lives, which he wrote with Rex Reynolds.

Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on September 25, 2017, at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 1240 Rush St., Dubuque.

You can read more about Friedl in his obituary.