One of the toughest assignments I ever gave myself over the years was trying to read one issue of First Things before the next issue came out. (It came every two months.) The journal had so much depth to it, I never could accomplish that feat.
The editor of the journal was Richard John Neuhaus. I finally gave up trying to read the other articles too fast and made sure I at least read his “Public Square” comments at the back of the journal first.
Father Neuhaus passed away today. This article pays tribute to a very solid voice in the Christian world. He will be sorely missed. God bless the memory of this great man!