Hunthausen, Raymond G.
Span Dates: 1983-2003
Volume: 2 linear ft.
The Raymond Hunthausen Collection consists of eight scrapbooks documenting controversy in the career of Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen who was an avid supporter of LGBTQ rights in the Catholic Church. The scrapbooks were compiled by Janice Wasden Price and Timothy P. Schilling. They include newspaper clippings, press releases, correspondence, photographs, and reports. Schilling wrote a dissertation on Hunthausen titled “Conflict in the Catholic Hierarchy: Coping Strategies in the Hunthausen Affair.” Interviews that he conducted for his doctoral research are included in the collection.
Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen (born August 21, 1921) is a retired American prelate of the Catholic Church. He was appointed Archbishop of Seattle, Washington by Pope Paul VI and retired effective August 21, 1991 (his 70th birthday), after years of controversies that included an investigation coordinated by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI.
One area of controversy involved ministry to LGBT Catholics in the Seattle Archdiocese. Continue reading Raymond G. Hunthausen’s profile on the LGBTQ-RAN website.
A finding aid is available online.
The collection is located at the University of Notre Dame Archives.
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