People

September 19, 2006

Fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for three months, was arrested on an interstate highway north of Las Vegas, Nevada, August 28. The 50-year-old head of the 10,000-member Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—a Mormon splinter group—was wanted in Utah and Arizona for alleged involvement in underage marriages, rape and sexual assault.

Sister Mary Luke Tobin, 98, the only U.S. woman to take part in the mid-1960s Vatican II, died August 24 in Nerinx, Kentucky, at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Loretto. She was president of that religious order from 1958 to 1970, and when she was invited to participate in the historic Roman Catholic reform discussions in the final Vatican II sessions, she was president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the top leadership group for U.S.-based orders of sisters. Tobin traveled the world on peace missions, visiting Saigon and Paris during the Vietnam War and later El Salvador and Northern Ireland during conflicts there.