- Jul 7, 2020
A new biography examines the life of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, a controversial churchmen of the 20th century.
Although right now it’s impossible to talk about anything relating to Cardinal Donald Wuerl other than the clerical abuse scandals, there’s more to the story.
Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who attended the Second Vatican Council and became a pioneer in the ecumenical movement and later offered a pacifist voice against war and the production of nuclear weapons, died July 22 at his home in Helena, Montana.
Perhaps the politics behind the Vatican’s intense formation course for newly appointed bishops, known as “baby bishops’ school,” originally had to do with changing attitudes about Rome, but in practice its primary effect seems to be to induce a more deeply global view of the Church.