Thursday, January 8, 2009

Requiescat in Pace - Father Richard John Neuhaus

I reported earlier that Fr. Richard John Neuhaus was said to be near death after learning recently of cancern and then coming down with a severe infection.

I learned through a comment in my original post that he passed away just before 10:00am.

Requiescat in pace, Father Richard John Neuhaus. Pray for him.

Here is something written by Joseph Bottum at the First Things site - where many of Father's writings appeared....

Richard John Neuhaus, 1936–2009

Here is an essay Joseph Bottum posted by Fr. Neuhaus, originally written in 2000:

Born Toward Dying by Father Richard John Neuhaus

We will dearly miss this priest who had such a large presence in writing and in media.

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