While he will be sadly and sorely missed, we are happy for his release from the sufferings of this world. Eternal rest grant unto him, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of Father Richard John Neuhaus rest in peace. Amen.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
May He Rest in Peace
American Catholics lost a giant today in Father Richard Neuhaus. He had been a favorite convert, priest, author, and commentator of ours for several years. Wingnut subscribes to First Things which was headed by Father Neuhaus as founder and Editor in Chief. The articles are typically too heady for me, but I could always read and enjoy Father Neuhaus' regular contributions in the While We're At It section of the periodical. He was incredibly intelligent, well-read, and witty. I will never forget his beautifully sincere reaction to the election of Pope Benedict in 2005. I watched Father's reaction live on EWTN during the ongoing Papal conclave commentary co-hosted by him and EWTN newsman, Raymond Arroyo. His approval and excitement were so completely evident, and it was charmingly obvious he could barely contain his glee.