Thursday, January 8, 2009

Father Richard John Neuhaus RIP

Sad to see this morning's news of the death of Father Richard John Neuhaus, the Editor in Chief of 'First Things' magazine. Although I did not know Father Neuhaus personally (we had spoken on the phone a couple of times when I tried to get him to come and speak to our priests) he was a good friend of a couple of my friends. He was a tremendously important figure in the US Catholic Church and a fine writer. Reading the report in today's 'International Herald Tribune' the writer makes much of his "conversion" from liberal to "conservative" theology: one is reminded of Churchill's comments about such a change! May his priestly soul rest in peace!

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