Skip to comments.On Fr. Neuhaus (Received Last Rites)
Posted on 01/07/2009 1:16:01 PM PST by Pyro7480
His friends and family are keeping vigil and he was administered last rites shortly after midnight. Fr. George Rutler, who gave him the Catholic Sacrament, says that he is not expected to live long and suggests that it is appropriate that prayers be offered for a holy death.
Fr. Neuhaus has come close to this moment before and been back. If its his time: Go in peace. He's a man who has loved and served His Lord. When he leaves this world, his vast intellectual and spiritual body of work will have a long life here....
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Prayers for Fr. Neuhaus. A remarkable man.
Aves and Paternosters going up. What a blessing he has been for us!
I will miss him dearly. May our Heavenly Father grant him a peaceful death and a grand homecoming.
It surely will not hurt having one more advocate in Heaven praying for us. Thanks be to God for the gift he has been.
If you feel that it’s appropriate you should ping your lists, Father Neuhaus (first as a Lutheran and then as a Catholic) has been a lifelong advocate for traditional Christian morality.
My prayers for Fr. N to have a good death. May he rest in the loving arms of Almighty God in peace and love forever.
Thanks so much for posting, Pyro.
It’s not “Last Rites” anymore.
It’s Anointing of the Sick.
The words “Last Rites” scared me so much that I didn’t get the Sacrament before surgery. I did okay but I wish I would have.
He has been at the point of death before and recovered. Prayers for him in any case.
One does not have to be Catholic to appreciate Fr Neuhaus. God bless him and Godspeed.
He has been a light in this increasingly darkening worl.
I will miss his wit in FT and will continue to hold him in prayers.
Well, even when it was widely called “Last Rites,” it was generally recommended that any Catholic going through substantial medical procedures receive the sacrament.
If he is to pass away soon, trust he hears the words: “Well, done my good and faithful servant.”
Full “Last Rites” is Confession, Anointing of the Sick, and Communion. And the Plenary Indulgence for the Dying is not to be sneezed at!
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>>Full Last Rites is Confession, Anointing of the Sick, and Communion. And the Plenary Indulgence for the Dying is not to be sneezed at!<<
It used to be called Extreme Unction and “Last Rites” in English.
Now it’s “Anointing of the Sick”. In my parish, there is no distinction between what used to be “Extreme Unction” and “Anointing of the Sick” now.
Confession and Communion are also administered whether a person is dying or sick, so the Plenary Indulgence holds for a sick OR dying person.