Father Thomas Vincent Daly, S.J., a longtime friend and prominent member of the Lonergan community, went to his eternal reward yesterday, June 25, in Melbourne, Australia. He was 89 years old.
Tom Daley became a Jesuit after graduating in engineering. He read Insight systematically between 1957 and 1960, attended three semester courses by Lonergan in 1961-64, attended his very last three lectures, at Boston College, in 1983, then expounded Method in Theology at the 1983 Boston Workshop. He taught philosophy at seminaries in Melbourne and near Banz in Papua New Guinea, and entered public bioethics debates. Tom gave courses on Lonergan’s philosophy at several different primary schools, and in management courses for senior executives. He conducted numerous seminars on Insight, and collaborated on the Collected Works edition of Understanding and Being.
May the angels lead him to paradise.