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Richard John Neuhaus, RIP

Gerald J. Russello, Editor

We join in the mourning of the passing of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus. As the founding editor of the journal First Things, he personified the engaged believer, whose role in a pluralist society he so ably defended in his work. It is not too much to say that he changed the way Americans think about the relationship between faith and culture, religion and society, and the obligations owed to Caesar and to God. His wise words, humor, and counsel will be missed from the public square.

May he rest in peace.

Posted: January 10, 2009

Did you see this one?

‘And Therefore as Stranger Give It Welcome’
R. Andrew Newman
Volume 46, Number 4 (Winter 2008)

All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.

Russell Kirk

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