I only discovered your writing in the past year or so, but had already grown used to swiping my husband's First Things to read the Public Square. You never failed to offer something that reminded me why I believe, that encouraged me to keep fighting.
You are off to glory, off to Jesus. We who are still in the battle will miss you.
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For 'we who are still in the battle', Fr. Neuhaus wrote a beautiful article in reflection on his own first brush with death some years ago. Read it here.
Thanks to Amy Welborn for the link.