Richard-Weaver-Obituary

Reverend Richard Weaver

Dallas, Texas

Nov 4, 1937 – Jan 6, 2017

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WEAVER, Reverend Richard Weaver, Rev. Richard A Priest of the Diocese since 1963. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, on Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadow Creek Drive Dallas, Texas 75248. By The Most Rev. Gregory Kelly with brother Priests of the...

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Well the end came that I feared. It has been ten years since I spoke to Richard. For about ten years of my life I was a devotee at almost his every seminar. I have about 30 of his tapes. He quit teaching about 2005. I visited him once and spoke on the phone once afterwards. He ignited a new passion in me for Christianity and the Catholic church. His encyclopedia memory was astonishing. Never spoke a false fact. He made the history of the church and the movements and principals come to life. I...

Fr. Weaver believed that the Spirit wants us to use the gifts of our minds to mature our religious faith. His teaching was ultimately to that end. After I'd been attending classes for some time, my son once said, "Mom, you are a different person than 5 yrs. ago." When we relocated back to TX, dear friend Marge Caesar loaned some of her taped classes to me which I'd missed. My library of all is a treasure. Fr. freed us from the extremes of right and left thinking. Learning is a...

As a young child I remember my father sharing the news of the sad and untimely death of Richard's father. In 1951 I became a classmate of Richard and remained so until our high school graduation in 1956. Thereafter our connections would be via telephone and at occasional class reunions. Memories of his humor, keen intellect, and compassion for all will remain forever.

Fr. Weaver was such an outstanding scholar of the scriptures and communicator of their meaning to the Catholic community. He is greatly missed.

Fr. Weaver did so much to shape my Catholic faith. He opened up new horizons and dimensions with a historical perspective. So many fond memories of scripture study at Catholic Renewal Center in Fort Worth.

Dick Weaver did more to shape my faith and help me on the path to an adult understanding of my God than any other person. My prayers for him and all his friends.

My dear friend, counselor and "Father" to my beloved husband, Edwin Fonner, Jr.: May Your Love Forever Shine on the Altar of Your Devotion to our Lord in Heaven.

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11