From Catholic Culture:
FATHER RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS DEAD AT 72
JANUARY 08, 2009
Father Richard John Neuhaus, the founder of First Things magazine, essayist and commentator, and author of numerous important works including The Naked Public Square and The Catholic Moment, died Thursday morning, January 8, at the age of 72. Father Neuhaus, a Lutheran cleric who entered the Catholic Church and became a priest of the New York archdiocese, was an adviser to prelates and presidents and spiritual mentor to a wide circle of friends, an enormously influential figure in discussions of Church-state affairs, and a key leader in Catholic-Evangelical dialogue. He died from complications of cancer.
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