First Cardinal Avery Dulles, a short month ago, and now Father Richard John Neuhaus -- this nation, and American Catholicism has lost two tremendous leaders. Who will fill their shoes?
First Things editor Joseph Bottum wrote this today:
Our great, good friend is gone.
Fr. Richard John Neuhaus slipped away today, January 8, shortly before 10 o’clock, at the age of seventy-two. He never recovered from the weakness that sent him to the hospital the day after Christmas, caused by a series of side effects from the cancer he was suffering. He lost consciousness Tuesday evening after a collapse in his heart rate, and soon after, in the company of friends, he died.
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Richard John Neuhaus dies of cancer
Victor Morton and Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
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