Avery Dulles

Catholic Cardinal
Born Aug 24, 1918

Avery Robert Dulles S.J. was a Jesuit priest, theologian, cardinal of the Catholic Church and served as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University from 1988 to 2008. He was an internationally known author and lecturer.… Read More

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1918 Birth Born on August 24, 1918.


1936 17 Years Old He then enrolled at Harvard College in 1936. … Read More


1940 21 Years Old He converted to Catholicism in the fall of 1940. … Read More
1946 27 Years Old Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Avery Dulles entered the Society of Jesus, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. … Read More


1960 41 Years Old Dulles served on the faculty of Woodstock College from 1960 to 1974, and that of The Catholic University of America from 1974 to 1988. … Read More


1994 75 Years Old In 1994, he was a signer of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together. … Read More
In his later years, the cardinal suffered from the effects of polio from his youth. On Tuesday April 1, 2008, Cardinal Dulles gave his Farewell Address as Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society. … Read More
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