The Dulles Legacy: A selection of the late cardinal's writings for America

Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J. (1918-2008), whose biography is reviewed in the Nov. 29 issue, wrote for America for over 40 years. Many of his articles were drawn from his Laurence J. McGinley lectures, which he delivered twice yearly at Fordham University since 1988. Below is a selection of articles Cardinal Dulles has written for America over the years, including a few of his McGinley lectures.

"Clarifying the Council," Letter, October 1, 2007

"What Distinguishes the Jesuits?" January 15, 2007

"The Theologian: A Reflection on the Life of John Paul II," April 18, 2005

"Rights of Accused Priests," June 21, 2004

"A Eucharistic Church," December 20, 2004

"Vatican II: Myth and Reality," February 24, 2003

"An Interview with Avery Dulles," James Martin, S.J., March 5, 2001

"Henri DeLubac: In Appreciation," Sept. 28, 1991

"Leonard Feeney: In Memoriam," February 25, 1978

"Infallibility Revisited," August 4, 1973

"Loyalty and Dissent: After Vatican II," June 27, 1970

"Karl Rahner on ’Humane Vitae,’" September 28, 1968

"Faith and Doubt," March 11, 1967

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., June 7 (AP Photo/John Hanna).
The role was created in 1998 and is charged with helping the U.S. government promote global religious freedom.
Then ask: Is it a pearl of great price?
Terrance KleinJuly 26, 2017
Courtesy of Sundance Institute.
The people behind “An Inconvenient Truth” can be forgiven for indulging in a bit of “I told you so” in their follow-up film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
John AndersonJuly 26, 2017
Catholic Relief Services delivers seed and farming tools in Central African Republic in 2014. Photo: Kevin Clarke.
The impact of the Trump foreign aid reductions, if enacted, “would be swift, devastating, and felt for years to come, imperiling millions of lives and the course of global development, stability, and partnership.”
Kevin ClarkeJuly 26, 2017