Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, dies on December 12, 2008

This has been reported widely, but it is important to note it at least here, since Cardinal Dulles was a champion of serious theology, and he was a serious reader of St. Thomas. See the following:

He was scheduled to speak a few years back at the Ave Maria conference on the sacraments, but his ill health prevented him from coming—so he read his paper as he was video-recorded, which in turn was played to the conference on a DVD! One comment in the paper—”…what God is willing to accept from us…”—stays with me to this day.


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded thomistica.net on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).