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Theologian Bernard Cooke dies at age 91


Bernard Cooke, a pioneer in shaping Catholic theological education in U.S. colleges and universities for more than 50 years, died May 31, at the Village at Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He was 91.

In 1963, Cooke started a doctorate program in theology for lay students at Marquette University in Milwaukee, the first of its kind in the nation.

NCR is working an extended appreciation of Cooke, but I thought that readers might want to know that Cooke’s wake is tonight and the funeral Mass tomorrow:



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