"The Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, a theologian who transformed himself from a liberal Lutheran leader of the civil rights and anti-war struggles in the 1960s to a Roman Catholic beacon of the neoconservative movement of today, died on Thursday in New York. He was 72 and lived in Manhattan.First Things is a web journal which I have read from time to time, and always found thought-provoking. While Father Neuhaus was not the only writer, his leadership was key to its success. I hope his successor is as effective as he. At present, the First Things website has some recent and older articles by Neuhaus on its front page.
He learned he had cancer in November and recently developed a systemic infection that doctors say led to his death, said Joseph Bottum, editor of 'First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion, Culture and Public Life,' of which Father Neuhaus was editor-in-chief. ..."
Friday, January 09, 2009
Father Neuhaus, iconic U.S. theologian, is dead at 72 - International Herald Tribune: