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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Wake Service: Dr. Cooke’s life will be celebrated in a service at which all are invited to share their memories of him:

  • Date: Monday, 10 June 2013
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Assembly Room of the Village at Incarnate Word, 4707 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (phone 210-829-7561).

Memorial Mass: Fr. Jake Empereur, S.J., will celebrate a Memorial Mass. In lieu of flowers, people are invited to support the Bernard J. Cooke Memorial Fund, 150 Katherine Court, San Antonio, TX 78209.

  • Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2013
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Chapel of the Incarnate Word at the Motherhouse, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209.

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