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Remembering Beloved CTSA Members

04/01/2019 9:25 AM | Anonymous

The following CTSA members will be remembered at the 2019 Annual Convention in Pittsburgh for their theological contributions, ministry, mentorship, and friendship.  Take a moment to remember and share with the membership how these members impacted you.

Rev. Charles Dautremont - Died August 28, 2018
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John E. "Jack" Dister, S.J. - Died December 12, 2018
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Monsignor Denis Edwards, OAM - Died March 4, 2019
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Most Rev. Walter Edyvean - Died February 2, 2019
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Rev. William "Bill" Frazier, M.M. - Died March 23, 2019

Gerald J. Grace - Died August 10, 2018
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Ronald Modras - Died October 17, 2018
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Marie-Therese Nadeau, CND - Died November 1, 2018
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Kenan Osborne, OFM - Died April 19, 2019
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Michael J. Scanlon, O.S.A. (Former CTSA President 1987-1988)  - Died Aug. 26, 2018
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  • 04/03/2019 1:55 PM | Deleted user
    Denis Edwards was one of the great pioneers of theology relevant for the twenty first century. His writing consistently showed how theological traditions are not only relevant but can inspire in us greater love of God and greater appreciation of the gift of God's creation. He anticipated Pope Francis.
    He was also a personal friend and colleague who supported and encouraged me throughout my career: I remain deeply indebted to him in countless ways. He was a selfless, caring, humble, compassionate giant in the faith, whose love for God and others expanded to include intense love for all of God's creatures. As one working to bridge academia and the church he is an exemplary scholar and priest who will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace. Celia Deane-Drummond.
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    • 04/04/2019 10:02 PM | Maria-Pilar Aquino
      Thank you, dear Celia, for writing this inspiring comment. My prayer and solidarity are with you and with Msgr. Edwards' family and friends. María Pilar Aquino
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  • 04/24/2019 3:46 PM | Anonymous
    Mike Scanlon was known as an excellent theologian and professor/teacher. But more importantly Mike was a sensitive, kind, and loving human being. As he often taught, grace humanizes. Mike was a paramount witness to the work of grace. He will be remembered by me and many others primarily as extremely self-giving and fun-loving. R.I.P.
    Don Buggert, colleague and friend.
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    • 05/24/2019 1:33 PM | Christine Firer Hinze
      Thank you for this, Fr. Buggert. I was privileged to take one of Fr. Scanlon's graduate classes at WTU while doing the MA at Catholic University back in the day. What an inspiring teacher and wonderful person! May he rest in peace. Christine
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    • 06/01/2019 1:23 PM | Mary E Hines
      Thank you for posting this, Don. You capture so well the Mike Scanlon I knew at the WTU and after. He was the host par excellence and a generous mentor to young theologians. He epitomized the spirit of Vatican II in his theology and in his life. Countless WTU graduates were profoundly influenced by his introduction to Karl Rahner. May he rest in peace. Mary
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  • 05/24/2019 1:32 PM | Christine Firer Hinze
    Thanks for posting these names; it is lovely to have them in mind as we anticipate memorializing them at the meetings in Pittsburgh.
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