Dr. Henry Brodie, 68, a retired Foreign Service officer and U.S. Catholic Conference official, died Sunday at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Washington.

Dr. Brodie worked for the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research for 10 years, then joined the Foreign Service in 1956 and was assigned to the embassy in Manila. He returned to Washington in 1960 as a member of State's Policy Planning Staff and later worked in the Bureau of Economic Affairs.

From 1966 to 1971, he was stationed in Geneva, then returned to Washington as deputy director of the department's Office of Environmental Affairs, a post he held until retiring in 1973.

From 1976 to January 1981, Dr. Brodie became an international economics adviser to the the U.S. Catholic Conference.

Dr. Brodie was born in Ottawa, and became a U.S. citizen in 1942. He was a 1937 graduate of New York University and earned master's and doctoral degrees there before serving as a naval officer in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Kaufman, and two daughters, Julia Brodie and Paula Barrie, all of Washington; a brother, Bernard, of Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Rachel Morris of Long Island, N.Y., and May Spevak of Detroit, and two grandchildren.