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Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009

Our great, good friend is gone.

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus slipped away today, January 8, shortly before 10 o’clock, at the age of seventy-two. He never recovered from the weakness that sent him to the hospital the day after Christmas, caused by a series of side effects from the cancer he was suffering. He lost consciousness Tuesday evening after a collapse in his heart rate, and soon after, in the company of friends, he died.

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Nzie said...

:( I'm sorry for his passing but glad for him now that he goes to be with God eternally. requiescat in pace, pater.

John Hetman said...

May he rest in the Peace of Our Lord.

A covert to the Catholic Church after being a long-time, former Lutheran pastor, and converter of many; former Canadian, impetus behind Catholics and Evangelicals together, wit, intellectual, regular Joe, lover of New York, and wonderful writer and Editor of First Things, I counted on Father Neuhaus as a spritual mentor for years. I shall miss him greatly.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing he is! Pray for us, beloved father.

-- Mack

Jesse Rimshas said...

Father Neuhaus, your affectionate readers will sorely miss you.

May you kiss the face of God!

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