Hat tip: AmP as usual.
I had the opportunity to speak to Avery Cardinal Dulles a couple of years ago. In our short conversation he was thoughtful, charitable, informative and intellectually rigorous. In my article on The Nativity Story and Catholic teaching are a couple of very brief theological excerpts from our conversation pertinent to the subject.
His contributions to 20th and early 21st-century Catholic theology are immense. I'm currently reading his book The Assurance of Things Hoped For: A Theology of Christian Faith. Here is how it begins: "The word 'faith' might be described as the Christian word. More than any other religion, Christianity deserves to be called a faith."
Read some articles he wrote for America magazine here. (Feel free to add more links in the combox!)