First Things is one of the best-written magazines published. Period. It is a treasure-trove of commentary and “religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.”
Recognizing that Father Neuhaus is seriously ill with a very serious cancer, it is at times like these that one recognizes that every word, and every month that a person can produce such words and thinking is of vital importance. As those of you know with seriously ill family members, one more month, and one more year can be immensely precious opportunities for everyone around that person.
May Father Neuhaus have many more years to produce his golden and fascinating commentary.
So many have asked after the health of our editor-in-chief, Richard John Neuhaus, that it seemed best to post this note on our website.
Fr. Neuhaus is in the hospital here in New York. Over Thanksgiving, he was diagnosed with a serious cancer. The long-term prognosis for this particular cancer is not good, but it is not hopeless, either, and there is a possibility that it will respond to the recommended out-patient chemotherapy treatment.
Unfortunately, over Christmas, he was taken dangerously ill with what seems to be a systemic infection that has left him very weak.