I learned this from Acton Institute’s PowerBlog:
Theologian, public intellectual, and close friend of the Acton Institute, Michael J. Novak Jr., passed away last night on February 16, 2017. Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico reflects on the passing of his friend and mentor Michael Novak, who through his writings influenced scores of scholars and theologians to recognize the potential of the market economy and the centrality of the dignity of the human person.
I got to know Michael Novak a little bit at the summer meetings of Acton University. He was a real gentleman.
Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his loved ones.