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In this special episode in honor of our first annual Founder’s Day, editor R. R. Reno and Davida Goldman discuss Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’s life and legacy. Ms. Goldman worked with Fr. Neuhaus from 1987 until his death in 2009, and she continues to work at First Things today. If you wish to read more about Fr. Richard’s legacy, you can visit the April 2009 issue of First Things

The header image for this podcast is from the founding of The Institute on Religion and Public Life in 1989, featuring, from left to right, Paul Stallsworth, James Nuechterlein, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Davida Goldman (the podcast guest), and Maria McFadden.

Music by William_King and licensed via Creative Commons. Track cropped. 

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