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  Biography of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Joseph Louis Bernardin was born April 2, 1928 to Joseph and Maria Bernardin, recent immigrants from the north of Italy.
Joseph Bernardin was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Charleston by the Most Reverend John J. Russell at St. Joseph Church in Columbia, South Carolina on April 26, 1952.
Bernardin served the Universal Church having been elected as a delegate of the NCCB/USCC to the Synod of Bishops, and was on the Council of the Secretariate of the Synod for sixteen years.
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 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Bernardin: Well, basically, the whole thrust of the pastoral letter, and this is really the thrust of most of the church statements that have been made, is to say 'no' to nuclear war, 'no' to the use of nuclear weapons.
Bernardin: I'm glad that you brought that up, John, because there are various sections to this pastoral letter, and in the second half of the letter we talk about not merely keeping the peace, but also building the peace.
Bernardin: Once again, this concern of ours that you have alluded to is rooted in the fact that our world is so interdependent that what happens in one part of the world has almost an immediate impact in another part of the world.
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 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Summary
Bernardin's determination did not stop there; he urged his fellow bishops, both liberal and conservative, to fight for reductions in the amounts of government money spent on the military in general, believing it wrong to waste resources on weapons while urban neighborhoods fell to ruin.
Joseph Louis Bernardin (originally Bernardini), later Joseph Louis Cardinal Bernardin, (April 2, 1928–November 14, 1996) was an American clergyman, the twelfth bishop (seventh archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, serving from 1982 to 1996 (succeeded John Cardinal Cody).
Bernardin surrendered control of the day-to-day care of the Archdiocese to his vicar general and auxiliary bishop, Raymond Goedert, after his doctors at Loyola University Medical Center's Cancer Center told him the pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to the liver was not responding to experimental and palliative treatments, which were discontinued.
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 Catholic Theological Union - The People
Inspired by the vision of Cardinal Bernardin, people have given generously of their time, talent, and treasure to create this significant enterprise for dialogue and reconciliation.
Starting with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, whose words and life inspired so many, the leaders and friends of CTU responded to his challenge to continue to build on the vision of the historic Second Vatican Council.
Today, the staff of the Bernardin Center, National Board of Advisors, Scholars, and graduates, all live the mission of the Bernardin Center through their personal commitment to peacemaking, reconciliation, life ethics, and the future of the Catholic Church.
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 Cardinal Bernadin - The Enquirer - November 14, 1996
To understand the legacy of Cardinal Joseph Louis Bernardin, it is necessary to understand the Roman Catholic Church during the era he helped lead it.
Cardinal Bernardin's resume contained countless impressive titles and positions - archbishop of Cincinnati, archbishop of Chicago, a regular participant in the Vatican synods held every three years in Rome.
Another issue that required careful navigation of the middle ground was Cardinal Bernardin's championing of what is known as ''a consistent ethic of life.'' In the early to mid-1980s, conservatives argued that abortion and euthanasia were the primary issues requiring action, while liberals emphasized poverty and the Cold War.
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 The Sword: Book Reviews, November 1999: Selected Writings of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin by Alphonse P. Spilly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
For those who remember him well, there were many dimensions to Cardinal Bernardin's personality, his ecclesial vision, and his pastoral ministry but he devoted unusual care to his teaching role as a representative of Christ.
To say the least, Cardinal Bernardin had little to be concerned about in regard to getting his message across accurately and effectively to his widespread audience.
In all of his speaking and writing, Cardinal Bernardin seems to be conscious of the fact that disagreement is not necessarily bad in itself.
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 Online NewsHour: Catholic Cardinal Bernardin dies -- November 14, 1996
JOSEPH CARDINAL BERNARDIN: Many people have asked me why I'm at peace, or how I can be at peace, and first of all, you have to put yourself totally in the hands of the Lord.
Cardinal Bernardin had that wonderful simplicity of a thoroughly good man, a man confident in himself, who needed none of those props, nor any of those intermediaries between himself and his people.
That letter was called the "Challenge of Peace," and Cardinal Bernardin was the chairman of the committee that was charged by the bishops, themselves, to draft it.
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 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In June, 1995 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
When Cardinal Bernardin was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation offered a real possibility of benefit for his health.
This decision was likewise in accord with the moral principles of the Catholic Church.
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 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Photograph Library
Joseph Bernardin being installed as a Papal Chamberlain by Bishop Francis Reh, February 3, 1963.
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin meets with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat during his visit to the Holy Land, March 1995.
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin speaks at the Sesquicentennial Gala for the
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 Lit Press: Series - Selected Works of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin is widely regarded as having had more impact on the Catholic Church inthe United States than any other bishop this century.
Bernardin speaks and writes from and to the lived experience of faith in the Church of his day,attentive to the complexities and ambiguities of contemporary Christian life.
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin is widely regarded as having had more impact on the Catholic Church in the United States than any other bishop this century.
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 CNN - Bishops remember 'our brother Joseph' - Nov. 14, 1996
Bernardin was highly respected by leaders of all faiths and sustained a powerful voice on various spiritual matters.
Bernardin's most searing moment of national attention came in November 1993, when he was accused of having sexually abused a young man, Steven Cook, years earlier while Bernardin was archbishop of Cincinnati.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Bernardin was ordained a priest in 1952 and steadily rose through the ranks in the church hierarchy in Charleston, South Carolina, and Atlanta.
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 Dying Cardinal Bernardin's Way
Bernardin also knew the priests in the Chicago Archdiocese, his fellow bishops and cardinals, and many others held him in the highest esteem.
Bernardin's death also asks us to attend to how we live — to be open to giving and receiving love, and to understand that the choices we make affect not only our life but also our death.
The cardinal nurtured in us the courage to think about a good death for ourselves and those we love, and for holding out the hope that dying well is truly possible.
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 Bernardin, Joseph Louis Cardinal --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cardinals serve as chief officials of the Roman Curia (the papal bureaucracy), as bishops of major dioceses, and often as papal envoys.
The son of Italian immigrants, Cardinal Bernardin was born in 1928 in Columbia, S.C. Cardinal Bernardin studied philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Md., before pursuing a master's degree in education from Catholic University in Washington.
During the 1960s Cardinal Joseph Elmer Ritter was a leading advocate of progressive reforms in the Roman Catholic church in the United States.
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 The Many Faces of Cardinal Bernardin
On Thursday, June 22, 1989, a small delegation from Chicago was waiting at the airport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the arrival of Edouard Cardinal Gagnon, Prefect for the Sacred Congregation of Family, one of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church.
Bernardin said that Archbishop Jean Jadot, apostolic delegate to the United States had compiled a dossier on Cody but was unable to remove Cody from Chicago because Cody had influential friends in Rome.
Bernardin, according to Kennedy’s version of the meeting, faced the cocky reporter down; he "stood more, forget it, he might just as well tell the whole firm with the truth as he knew it." He …faced the complex accusations with equanimity and the confidence born of his understanding that he was speaking the truth.
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 Catholic Theological Union - Bernardin Center
The vision of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin is the same as that of the Second Vatican Council—a vision of a church renewed, a church that mirrors the compassion of Jesus.
An integral part of CTU, the Bernardin Center advances Cardinal Bernardin’s vision through an array of initiatives focused on his signature issues of reconciliation and peacemaking, interreligious dialogue, the consistent ethic of life, leadership development for the church, and Catholic Common Ground.
Bernardin Scholarship Program prepares promising students for a life of ministry and leadership.
www.ctu.edu /Bernardin_Center   (258 words)

 Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin: Didn't He Show Us the Way? - February 1997 Issue of St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online
Cardinal Bernardin kept up that ministry until he was too sick to continue.
Bernardin got in and, at the request of the bishops, got process into the meetings." Pilarczyk describes the shift as bringing the U.S. bishops' conference from adolescence to adulthood.
Within four months Bernardin's name was cleared, and a few months after that he met with his accuser and prayed with him: "For it is in pardoning that we are pardoned," Msgr.
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 Amazon.com: The Gift of Peace (Illinois): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Bernardin also accepted his own imminent death from pancreatic cancer as a true lesson of the cross, writing here about his mixed sense of abandonment and hope with a profound awareness of the meaning of shared suffering and Christian love.
Cardinal Bernardin was known for his gift of reconciliation, and for a "consistent ethic of life" that urged a reverence for life from conception to natural death.
Bernardin was a man who committed the first hour of every day of his life to prayerful meditation, and in a reversal of the past dogmatic intolerance of Catholicism, advocated the ecumenical consanguinity of all humans regardless of race, religion or creed.
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 Health Progress: Selected Works of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
The selection ends with nine particularly moving texts in which the Cardinal addressed the painful experience of the false accusations to which he was subjected in 1993 and, three years later, the knowledge that he was terminally ill.
The eight pieces in the "Peacemaking" section recall the major role Cardinal Bernardin had in the preparation of the 1983 U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter, "The Challenge of Peace." Six texts present, explain, and defend one of the views for which he was best known-- a consistent ethic of life.
The last half of the second volume is devoted to talks on the life of the church grouped under the topics of ecclesial vision and mission, evangelization, Catholic education, religion and spirituality, pastoral ministry, and pastoral outreach.
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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin (shortly before his death): "Many people have asked me why I'm at peace, or how I can be at peace, and first of all, you have to put yourself totally in the hands of the Lord.
Cardinal Bernardin understood that suffering could be made, then put to the service of greater gains and redemption.
Cardinal Bernardin neither hid out nor reacted stormily but denied the charges with utmost dignity and kept moving on the engine of his impeccable faith.
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 The Legacy of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
In his church newsletter, Mahoney called Cardinal Bernardin the "most influential bishop in the history of the Catholic Church in our country." As a rabbi, I believe that Msgr.
With the passing of Cardinal Bernardin, our country is bereft of a towering religious leader, for he demonstrated human greatness in unparalleled ways.
Rather than succumb to self-pity and despair, Cardinal Bernardin followed the Rabbinic admonition of living each day as though it were his last.
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 SELECTED WORKS OF JOSEPH CARDINAL BERNARDIN ($34.95)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin is believed by many to have had more impact on the Catholic Church in the United States than any other bishop this century.
Selected Works of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin provides in two volumes the "essential" Bernardin for those interested in the faith, ecclesial vision, and pastoral insights of this great Church leader.
The second volume, Church and Society, is at the very heart of the Cardinal Bernardin's teaching ministry with selected talks on the six areas that are most often associated with his name: peacemaking, consistent ethic of life, religion and society, health care, Catholic-Jewish dialogue, and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative.
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 National Catholic Reporter: Weigel sees Bernardin behind vote - George Weigel/ Joseph Cardinal Bernardin - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Weigel criticizes Bernardin's "consistent ethic of life," a carefully nuanced effort to place the Catholic stand against abortion into a larger context of pro-life issues, in effect, challenging Catholics to defend life wherever it is threatened, thereby expanding the pro-life position and strengthening the Catholic participation in the national moral dialogue.
Bernardin knew that not all of the issues he linked together bore the same powerful moral valence as the central issue of abortion.
Weigel nevertheless contends that Bernardin's judgment "was quite seriously mistaken" and gave cover to politicians who were against nuclear arms and capital punishment but who expressed support for legal abortion.
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 News Releases - 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Many of the major speeches and homilies offered by the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin during his 14 years as Chicago’s Catholic Archbishop are now available in a newly published two-volume set.
Spilly’s dedicated service to Cardinal Bernardin continues in his editing and presenting the major texts and homilies from the Cardinal’s years as Archbishop of Chicago," said Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
"Cardinal Bernardin strove to be a diligent pastor to Catholics of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a voice of reason in an increasingly polarized world accustomed to sound bites and slogans, " said Spilly.
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 The Journey to Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Cardinal Bernardin's legacy is continued here in The Journey to Peace, a special collection of his previously unpublished spiritual reflections.
Through these excerpts from his homilies, Cardinal Bernardin helps readers understand the relevance of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection to their own lives, inviting all to join the journey that leads to peace.
He is director of the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
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 Ingrid H. Shafer's Home Page
German originals and translation of two letters by Cardinal Ratzinger which were received in June 1997 but not released to the public until January 1998.
German original and translation of a letter sent by Cardinal Ratzinger in which he gives cautious approval to including the Catholic Austrian Reform movement (the Austrian equivalent to the U.S. CTA) in official dialogue with the Church.
I videotaped a fair amount of the conference and also interviewed 91 year old Cardinal König, one of the speakers, a scholar of world religions and a pivotal contributor to the Second Vatican Council which opened the Catholic Church up to the contemporary world in the 1960s.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: This Man Bernardin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Soon after his arrival, however, Bernardin began to weave his magic pastoral spell on Chicago Catholics with his grace, warmth and accessibility, and he breathed new life into a Church.
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, archbishop of Chicago, radiates gentleness--a quality that, in his brief (though rather orotund) text, Kennedy harks back to again and again, and that is visible throughout this photo album.
Except for a few family-album-type shots of Bernardin as a child and young man, the photos are the work of Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist White and have the off-the-cuff immediacy of news photography.
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