Carroll Stuhlmueller, Biblical Scholar, Dies

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Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, an internationally famed biblical scholar, died Feb. 21 in Chicago after suffering a massive stroke. He was 70 years old.

Stuhlmueller was a professor of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in the country.

A member of the Passionist Congregation since 1943, Stuhlmueller was a leading figure in many Catholic church movements spurred by the Second Vatican. Council. He was the only male member of the steering committee of the Women's Ordination Conference. He was a also a member of the Roman Catholic/Southern Baptist Scholars Dialogue.

He was a consultant to such bodies as the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, the Lectionary Committee of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, and the Pontifical Commission on Religious Life in the United States.

As founder of Catholic Theological Union's Israel study program, Stuhlmueller helped to bring more than 1,000 students to study in Israel. He taught and lectured frequently in the Holy Land. …