Thursday, January 8, 2009

Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009

We note the passing of Richard John Neuhaus, a great warrior for the cause of right to life, religion in the public square and long time editor of First Things. His 1984 book The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America was a strong argument for religion in public life and discourse. He was a Lutheran minister who became a Roman Catholic priest. His forthright defense of life and Christian morality will be sorely missed.

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