Fr. Neuhaus is gone

Father Richard Neuhaus is best-known to me as a frequent guest on EWTN’s “World Over” program and various live newscasts. He died this morning. To read more, go to the Web site which features his work:

Here is a link to the story posted on EWTN’s site at

(Now that I’ve recently learned a simpler way to insert images into posts, I might be sharing more of them with you!)

Other links:

Neuhaus’s influence extended outside the boundaries of religious groups. Today, the editors of the US political magazine, National Review Online, wrote that Neuhaus was “the most influential Catholic and Christian theologian and writer in America during the second half of the 20th century.” The National Review described Neuhaus’s public identity as “conservative and generous, traditional and open, charitable and — yes — combative.”

Neuhaus became intimately involved in the pro-life movement after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and helped to unite pro-life advocates in both Catholic and Protestant circles.

He continued as an intellectual heavyweight — founding the journal First Things in 1990 — and became even more well-known for his advising President George W. Bush on pro-life matters.

His influence was so great on the president that his catch-phrase of “welcoming unborn children into life and protecting them under law” became Bush’s standard line any time he referenced pro-life matters.

That influence was noted as Time magazine, in 2005, hailed Father Neuhaus as one of the top 25 most influential religious leaders in America. Bush, himself, credited with Neuhaus as “helping me articulate these [religious] things.”

I’ll continue adding links as I come across them, typically one references another and so on. Some listed above are a result of listening to this week’s episode of “World Over” with guests who were close friends of Fr. Neuhaus. I’m not going to take the time to read all the writings at the links; am just providing them in case any of you are interested.


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