Sunday, January 11, 2009


There are a plethora of reactions to the death of Father Neuhaus, which you can link to in the article below. But the sub-quote below caught my attention particularly:


“To the living, we owe respect; to the dead, only truth,” Voltaire once opined. It’s a good line: high-minded, confident, sententious in the way only enlightened French philosophes could manage with any aplomb. But it also feels exactly backward, particularly about those we knew and loved.


Read the whole thing.

(Via First Things.)

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