Avery Card. Dulles, RIP

Cardinal Dulles passed away.

Please say a prayer for the repose of his soul.

With a biretta tip to Amy, here is a video of his ordination:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh48PKCwG1Y]

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24 Responses to Avery Card. Dulles, RIP

  1. Flambeaux says:

    Requiem aeternam dona eo Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

  2. Chuck says:

    May God grant eternal rest to this good and faithful servant.

  3. Lord have mercy!

    I’m stunned…I did not know that he was even ill.

    I had the great blessing of meeting the Cardinal years before he named as such. He was quite the theologian and a very gracious man.

    Grant rest, O Lord, to the soul of your servant.

  4. MargoB says:

    Thank you for letting us know, Father Z. I had no idea.

    May he come into the eternal peace of the Lord.

  5. Woody Jones says:

    A great convert and man of the Church, from a great American legal and patriotic family. RIP.

  6. Damien says:

    He died this morning at 6:30am in Murry Wigel Hall at Fordham University in New York. Eternal rest.

  7. Phil (NL) says:

    May he rest in peace.

  8. MPod says:

    Saints of God, come to his aid. Come to greet him, angels of the Lord. Receive his soul, and present him to God the Most High.

  9. Ann says:

    Nearly all semester I’ve been studying out of one of his books. What a loss to us and what a gain in heaven! May he enjoy being in God’s presence! God bless him and rest him.

  10. Graham says:

    Requiem aeternam dona eo Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

  11. Andrew, UK and sometimes Canada says:

    Christ is risen from the dead, trampling death by death, and to those in the tombs granting life.

    RIP.

  12. Reginald Pole says:

    Chorus Angelorum eum suscipiat,et cum Lazaro quondam paupere aeternam habea requiem.

  13. Roland de Chanson says:

    I remember reading that he was impressed by the splendor and solemnity of the (traditional) Mass and that was instrumental in his decision to convert. A great writer and man of God.

    Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Anima eius et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace.

  14. Aelric says:

    V. Domine, exaudi orationem meam.
    R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat.
    V. Benedicamus Domino.
    R. Deo gratias.

    Fidelium animae, per misericordium Dei, requiescant in pace.

    Amen

  15. Cardinal Dulles was 90 and was living with the effects of post-polio syndrome. I found in good spirits and still working when I visited with him in June and August. He was submitting, with the help of administrative assistant of many years, Sr. Anne Marie Kirmse, OP, a manuscript on evangelization to Paulist. May his memory be eternal.

  16. May the Lord’s perpetual light shine upon him Amen.

  17. Mark R says:

    R.I.P.
    Much respect for him, but reading his Models of the Church was drier than eating a bowl of sawdust with a wooden spoon.
    Unfortunately, his father was one of those responsible for the horrendous policies toward Germany after the Great War which provided fertile ground to germinate someone like Hitler.

  18. Nicknackpaddywack says:

    Good night, sweet prince . . . of the Church!

  19. Thomas says:

    I’ll miss him. Maybe he can put in a good word for his friend, Fr. Neuhaus.

    (Really timely remarks, Mark R.)

  20. Geoffrey says:

    I recall that during His Holiness’ visit back in April, he met with all the US bishops (and cardinals), but Cardinal Dulles was too ill, so it was arranged for the Pope to visit him.

  21. Here is a wonderful piece that Cardinal Dulles wrote:

    Vatican II: The Myth and the Reality

    I don’t consider myself a fan of the magazine, but this article is excellent. Especially his twelve “myths about Vatican II”!

    And I noticed that the term “hermeneutic of discontinuity” was used by Cardinal Dulles in 2003. I had believed this term was invented by Pope Benedict XVI in his December 2005 speech, but I guess it has a longer history than that!

    Lux perpetua luceat eo….

  22. Jason says:

    Thank you Cardinal Dulles for your witness to the Gospel. Rest in Peace

  23. RBrown says:

    R.I.P.
    Much respect for him, but reading his Models of the Church was drier than eating a bowl of sawdust with a wooden spoon.

    I agree about the turgid writing style, but he was actually much more engaging as a teacher.

    Unfortunately, his father was one of those responsible for the horrendous policies toward Germany after the Great War which provided fertile ground to germinate someone like Hitler.
    Comment by Mark R

    My understanding is that JFDulles opposed the heavy war reparations levied on Germany.

  24. Antiquarian says:

    I must have a turgid reading style. I find Models of the Church to be written in an academic language, to be sure, but don’t find that to be “dry.”