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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

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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