Kresta in the Afternoon – January 8, 2009 – Hour 1

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    Our Topic – Fr. Richard John Neuhaus R.I.P.

    Fr. Richard John Neuhaus passed away this morning, 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. As a priest, as a writer, as a public leader in so many struggles, no one can take his place. He was a giant of an intellectual leader, a prolific writer, a leading voice of authentic ecumenism and so much more. We take time today to remember his life and contributions to the Church with Raymond Arroyo, George Weigel, James Nuechterlein, and some excerpts from his many, many appearances on “Kresta in the Afternoon.”

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