Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

Today marks six months since the death of our friend, editor, and founder Richard John Neuhaus, who remains ever close in our thoughts and work at First Things

Take a moment to visit to our memorial page —where you can find notable obituaries, web videos of Fr. Neuhaus, and a comprehensive list of his books—and the April 2009 issue , the issue we dedicated to his memory.

Dear Reader,

We launched the First Things 2023 Year-End Campaign to keep articles like the one you just read free of charge to everyone.

Measured in dollars and cents, this doesn't make sense. But consider who is able to read First Things: pastors and priests, college students and professors, young professionals and families. Last year, we had more than three million unique readers on

Informing and inspiring these people is why First Things doesn't only think in terms of dollars and cents. And it's why we urgently need your year-end support.

Will you give today?

Make My Gift

Comments are visible to subscribers only. Log in or subscribe to join the conversation.



Filter First Thoughts Posts

Related Articles