Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, recently seen with Raymond Arroyo  covering the Pope’s visit to the United States has died.  He was a brilliant man, founder of First Things and an eloquent voice of reason in today’s often confused Catholic Church.

He wrote an essay  entitled Born toward Dying in 2000 about his struggle with cancer, his subsequent surgery, his angelic messengers and his convalescence.

Eternal rest grant unto him, and may perpetual light shine upon him.