Sunday, December 14, 2008

Avery Cardinal Dulles - R.I.P.

Word came late last week about the death of Cardinal Dulles, one of the true giants of American theologians.

Back in September of 2005, I interviewed His Eminence for my diocese's radio show.  We spoke about a book he had written on then history of apologetics.  If you'd like to hear the interview, click HERE.

1 comment:

Walt Trachim said...

Thank you for this, Fr. Jay.

I had the honor of meeting His Eminence quite by accident about 25 years ago. At the time I was a Marine stationed at Quantico, and I was a pall bearer at a funeral for a retired General officer that was held at St. Matthew's Cathedral. He was one of 4 or 5 priests who were present as celebrants.

I didn't know who he was then; all I remember is that he was a very nice, kind, elderly priest who was extremely eloquent. And he had a really warm spot in his heart for Marines - I suspect from his time in the Navy during the second world war.

May he rest in peace.