Magazine April 20, 2009, Issue

By the Waters…

Fr. Richard Neuhaus Interviewed for Road To Cana DVD Series (AnthonyBuono via YouTube)
Ross Douthat reviews American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile and other works by the late Richard John Neuhaus

Richard John Neuhaus, recently departed and greatly missed, enjoyed four overlapping careers in the American public square. Taken on its own, each would have been sufficient to guarantee the fame of a lesser, less prolific figure. And each, remarkably, was in addition to his primary vocation as a Lutheran and then a Catholic priest in New York City, ministering to believers from the lowest and highest levels of a metropolis that he often described, with only a touch of waggishness, as a foretaste of the New Jerusalem.

The least appreciated of these four careers, perhaps, was the one that flowed most

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