Avery Cardinal Dulles died today at the age of ninety. He's the first American Jesuit Cardinal, a prolific and well-respected theologian, and a straight speaking faithful priest.
Fr. James Martin reports on the Jesuit "America" website:
"This is to inform you that Avery Cardinal Dulles died this morning at about 6:30 at Murray-Weigel Hall. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. May he rest in peace." [Murray-Weigel Hall is the Jesuit infirmary, located at Fordham University, in Bronx, New York.]
Cardinal Dulles, the first American Jesuit ever to be named a cardinal, was widely considered to be the dean of American Catholic theologians. An archive of articles by, and an interview with Cardinal Dulles, a longtime and beloved contributor to America magazine, for the past 40 years is here.
We mourn the loss of a great man, a learned scholar, a compassionate priest, a model Jesuit, and a dear friend of the editors here.
James Martin, SJ
National Catholic Register will be publishing articles on his life and work.
Articles By Cardinal Dulles in "First Things"
The Westin family will be including Cardinal Dulles in our prayers, and also Fr. Richard John Neuhaus (First Things), who has cancer.
(h/t Jeff Miller)