Father Richard Neuhaus to celebrate Mass and speak at luncheon Oct. 28

Father Richard Neuhaus to celebrate Mass and speak at luncheon Oct. 28

Father Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief of First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life and founder of the Institute for Religion and Public Life, is coming to the Minneapolis campus.

Father Richard John Neuhaus

Sponsored by the UST Law School ’s St. Thomas More Society, Neuhaus will celebrate Mass at noon Friday, Oct. 28, in the St. Thomas More Chapel, located at the north end of the law school building. Following the Mass, he will give a short talk at a luncheon in the Schulze Grand Atrium.

R.S.V.P. to Chris Nelson.

“Among Neuhaus’ best-known books are Freedom for Ministry, The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America, The Catholic Moment: The Paradox of the Church in the Postmodern World, and co-written with Rabbi Leon Klenicki, Believing Today: Jew and Christian in Conversation. His most recent book is As I Lay Dying: Meditations Upon Returning.

“As a Lutheran clergyman, Neuhaus was senior pastor of a low-income black parish in Brooklyn , N.Y. , for 17 years. He has played a leadership role in organizations dealing with civil rights, international justice and ecumenism. Neuhaus’ work has been the subject of feature articles in popular and scholarly publications both in the United States and abroad, and he has been the recipient of numerous honors from universities and other institutions, including the John Paul II Award for Religious Freedom. He has held presidential appointments in the Carter, Reagan and first Bush administrations. In a survey of national leadership, US News & World Report named Neuhaus one of the 32 most influential intellectuals in America. In September 1991 he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York.”

– Taken from a story published on the DePauw University Web site, Oct. 14, 2005.

TIME magazine recently listed Neuhaus as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America .

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