Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope lauds courage, humor of deceased Czech cardinal

Catholic World News - April 20, 2010

At the April 20 funeral of Cardinal Tomas Spidlik, Pope Benedict XVI praised the Czech Jesuit theologian for his courageous witness to the faith, his buoyant sense of humor despite adversity, and his contributions to the understanding of Eastern Christian theology. The Pontiff said that Cardinal Spidlik-- who died on April 16 at the age of 90-- "became ever more eloquent with the passing of the years because, despite his advanced age and inevitable health problems, his spirit remained fresh and youthful.

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, was the principal celebrant of the funeral liturgy, held in St. Peter's basilica.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($33,025 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,974.95
94% 6%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15