Rev. Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J., an assistant professor of theology at Marquette University, died May 19 at age 46.
A Jesuit priest of the Chinese Province, Fr. Chan "dedicated his life to serving God and being a man for others around the world," wrote Marquette President Michael R. Lovell in a message to the Marquette community. Fr. Chan had been a faculty member in the Theology Department at Marquette for one year, previously having served, studied and received his training in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain, Ireland, Cambodia, Macau, the Philippines, the United States, Italy and Germany.
Fr. Chan received his Ph.D. in theological ethics at Boston College in 2010. A recipient of post-doctoral fellowships from Yale and Georgetown universities, and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics, Fr. Chan served as a consultant to the Bioethics Committees of two Catholic hospitals in Boston, and as Asian Regional Director of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC).
Prior to joining the Marquette faculty, Fr. Chan held academic appointments at Trinity College Dublin, the Jesuit European Tertianship Program in Dublin, the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley at Santa Clara Univeristy, and at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He is survived by his parents, brother, sister, and niece and nephew. Please remember him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
“For me, the promotion of the common good is both a call to every Christian and also a way to express our Christian discipleship. … It is because no matter what tradition you belong to, we are all challenged to do something for the good of the whole society and the entire community.”