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Richard John Neuhaus

One of the premier Catholic public intellectuals in the English-speaking world, Fr Richard John Neuhaus, died in New York City on 8 January. Richard Neuhaus was born in Pembroke, Ontario,

A True Pastor

The conventional story line on Father Richard John Neuhaus, who died on Jan. 8 at age 72, is that his eventful life was defined by change, transition, even rupture: Lutheran

Richard John Neuhaus, 1936–2009

Father Richard John Neuhaus’s work will be remembered and debated for decades. As a Lutheran pastor, he was one of the first civil-rights activists to identify the pro-life cause with

The Very Model Of Lucidity

There is nothing like Debrett’s Peerage in these United States. If there were, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., who died on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, would

The Nobility of Cardinal Dulles

If the United States had a nobility, Avery Dulles would have been born into it. His great-grandfather, John W. Foster, and his great-uncle, Robert Lansing, both served as Secretary of

Navy SEAL, "Martyr of Charity?"

Prior to Father Maximilian Kolbe’s canonization in 1982, there was considerable debate in higher Church circles about whether this Polish Franciscan, who had sacrificed his life in the starvation bunker

Remembering Bill Buckley

Who were the most publicly influential American Catholics of the twentieth century? By shaping Vatican II’s teaching on Church-and-state, Father John Courtney Murray, SJ, helped turn Catholicism into the world’s

Remembering Bill Buckley

Who were the most publicly influential American Catholics of the twentieth century? By shaping Vatican II’s teaching on Church-and-state, Father John Courtney Murray, SJ, helped turn Catholicism into the world’s

How Benedict XVI Will Make History

According to a title first used by Gregory the Great (590–604), the Bishop of Rome is the “Servant of the Servants of God.” The Roman Catholic Church recognizes 265 of

Henry J. Hyde, R.I.P.

Shortly before Thanksgiving, 1986, Henry Hyde’s prostate started acting up, so he spent the holiday in Georgetown University Hospital. My daughters concocted get-well cards of the sort that only eight-

Blessed Franz, At Last

Several years ago, I asked my friend, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna, what he thought about the delays in the beatification process for Franz Jaegerstaetter, the Austrian peasant beheaded for

Revisiting the Modernist Wars

I’ve long had a high regard for Pope Benedict XV, least-known pontiff of the 20th century, whose slight, stooped figure masked a diplomatic and historical intelligence of the first caliber.

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