08 August 2018, The Tablet

Blessed is the peacemaker: Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Hunthausen remembered

by Thpmas J. Gumbletohn

Blessed is the peacemaker: Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Hunthausen remembered

Archbishop Emeritus Ray Hunthausen
Photo: Photo: CNS

 

The first time I laid eyes on Ray Hunthausen, whose funeral in Seattle I attended last week, I was a student-priest in Rome. It was October 1962. Ray had arrived in Rome as the newly ordained Bishop of Helena, in Montana, his native state, for the first session of the Second Vatican Council.

I heard from a fellow student that there was an American bishop who was looking to buy a car. I had had a Volkswagen Beetle for a year, but was looking to sell it

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