March 5, 2012

What Would Fr. Richard Neuhaus Say?

Father Richard John Neuhaus, the man who redefined the church-state debate in America and introduced the phrase “public square” into the national vocabulary, died three years ago. Yet, says George Weigel in a piece in National Review Online, he left such a voluminous body of work behind that it’s not impossible to suggest some answers to the question, “What would Father Richard say?,” were he still among us and surveying the current controversies over church and state. In particular, in his 1984 The Naked Public Square, Neuhaus made three points that remain as salient today as they were 28 years ago... Read the article here. Via FIRST THINGS