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Richard John Neuhaus, RIP

Fr. Neuhaus, former Lutheran minister, died yesterday.

A press release from the Cardinal Newman Society, yesterday:

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Manassas, Va. – The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) today joined with Catholics around the world in celebrating the life and mourning the death of the great intellectual Father Richard John Neuhaus, a key advisor and longtime financial contributor to what he called the “indomitable” CNS.

“Father Neuhaus was a gift to us all,” said Patrick Reilly, President of CNS. “With his passage from this world The Cardinal Newman Society mourns not only the passing of an heroic defender of truth, especially in higher education, but also of a beloved advisor, generous supporter and dear friend. Those of us left behind will be blessed by Father Neuhaus’ voluminous corpus of works and grand legacy — and now his prayers of intercession — for many years to come.

According to Joseph Bottum, editor of First Things, Father Richard John Neuhaus died just before 10 a.m. today, January 8, 2009. The rapid decline of his health was caused by a “series of side effects from the cancer he was suffering.” He was re-hospitalized on December 26 and eventually lost consciousness after his heart rate collapsed. First Things reports that “the next day, in the company of friends, he died.”

The Cardinal Newman Society encourages all to join in offering prayers for the repose of Father Neuhaus’ soul, the consolation of his friends and family, and the continuation of his good works on Earth....

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Requiescat in pace.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Fri. 01/09/09 08:14:52 AM
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