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Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ: Former Presbyterian

January 12, 2004 No Comments

Cardinal Dulles was born in New York, the son of John Foster Dulles and served as Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Dulles family had a long-standing Presbyterian background. While studying history at Harvard, Cardinal Dulles studied his way into the Catholic Church. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1946 and was ordained a priest in 1956. He was created a Cardinal, in 2001, by St. John Paul II. Cardinal Dulles went to his eternal reward on December 12, 2008.