Cardinal Avery Dulles Dies

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Cardinal Avery Dulles died this morning in New York at the age of 90.

The Register will be featuring articles celebrating the life and accomplishments of this remarkable Jesuit priest and theologian, including two written by our former Rome correspondent Father Raymond J. de Souza, who was a friend of the late cardinal.

Here’s what Jesuit Father James Martin, associate editor of America magazine, has posted on the America website about the death of Cardinal Dulles:

“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.”

— Tom McFeely