November 30, -0001 - August 25, 2009
MOEDDEL, Bishop Carl K., loving son of the late Carl H. and Florence Moeddel, dear brother of Marianne Gillis, Greta (the late Ken) Meiners and the late Cheryl Moeller, brother-in-law of Ralph (Connie) Moeller, known as Uncle Bud to his seven nieces and nephews. Born December 28, 1937, ordained a priest August 15, 1962, ordained a bishop August 24, 1993, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 25, 2009, age 71. Reception of the body at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 8th and Plum, Downtown, Friday 6:30 p.m. followed by visitation until 9:00 p.m. Visitation also on Saturday from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to C.I.S.E. (Catholic Inner-City Schools), 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Hodapp Funeral Home, Carthage, handling arrangements.
As the Year For Priests proclaimed by Pope Benedict comes to a close tomorrow, let us not forget to continue to pray for Father Carl. For all of the crosses he carried here on earth, may he rejoice in Heaven forever.
On this, Father Carl’s 72nd birthday, I wanted to offer a tribute to him. I served with him at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral and at St. James, Wyoming.
Father Carl taught me so much by his wonderful example. He was “The Model Priest”. His hearty laugh, his angelic smile, his compassionate ear and his brilliant intellect are just some of the attributes of this incredible, unforgettable man.
The last time that Father Carl and I spoke was on August 17, 2009 to
offer “belated” congratulations for his 47th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination. As was his usual practice, he asked about my Dad who was suffering from cancer. I asked him to pray for him and, as usual, he assured me of his prayers. Dad held Father Carl in the highest esteem also.
I was terribly heartbroken when I called back the following Monday to learn that Father Carl had taken a sudden turn for the worse. He had sounded so good on the phone just a week ago. However, I would never want to deprive this holy man of seeing the Face of Christ. I’m glad that Father Carl and Dad can share each other’s company and receive their heavenly reward for living just and holy lives in the service of the Lord and His Holy Catholic Church. And, what more fitting a place for Father Carl and Dad. They now see the Face of Christ…for they were the Face of Christ for me and for so many others.
My condolences to the family.
I am one of Carl’s seminary classmates. We all thought highly of Carl and are praying for the repose of his soul. I offered Mass for him on the 25th upon hearing of his death from our classmate Father Tom Fitzsimmons.
May your sadness and loss be filled up with hope in the Resurrection promised to those who believe in Jesus and keep his commandments.
Carl was a good man and we loved having him at St James and he left a huge hole when he left.
We were so sorry his rise in the church was hindered by his health issues. He was and would have been an asset to the church. He definetly was a star and his light shines for all those who felt his brilliance.
Paradise is celebrating your entry while we mourn your loss.