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On Fr. Neuhaus (Received Last Rites)
NRO's The Corner ^ | 1/7/2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

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 it’s 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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Continue the prayers for Fr. Neuhaus!
1 posted on 01/07/2009 1:16:01 PM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Prayers for Fr. Neuhaus. A remarkable man.


2 posted on 01/07/2009 1:19:53 PM PST by livius
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


3 posted on 01/07/2009 1:20:31 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Pyro7480

Aves and Paternosters going up. What a blessing he has been for us!


4 posted on 01/07/2009 1:25:38 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Pyro7480

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.


5 posted on 01/07/2009 1:27:21 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: lightman; Huber; sionnsar

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.


6 posted on 01/07/2009 1:29:51 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Pyro7480

How sad!


7 posted on 01/07/2009 1:31:09 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Pyro7480

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.


8 posted on 01/07/2009 1:34:12 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Pyro7480

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.


9 posted on 01/07/2009 1:34:20 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Pyro7480
Pinged from Terri Dailies


10 posted on 01/07/2009 1:36:18 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Pyro7480
God's will be done.

He has been at the point of death before and recovered. Prayers for him in any case.

11 posted on 01/07/2009 1:36:34 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary - recess appointment))
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To: Pyro7480

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.


12 posted on 01/07/2009 1:43:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: netmilsmom

Well, even when it was widely called “Last Rites,” it was generally recommended that any Catholic going through substantial medical procedures receive the sacrament.


13 posted on 01/07/2009 1:46:14 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Chickensoup

If he is to pass away soon, trust he hears the words: “Well, done my good and faithful servant.”


14 posted on 01/07/2009 1:49:25 PM PST by Steelfish (Our Winning Video)
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To: netmilsmom

Full “Last Rites” is Confession, Anointing of the Sick, and Communion. And the Plenary Indulgence for the Dying is not to be sneezed at!


15 posted on 01/07/2009 1:52:02 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tax-chick's House of Herpets: Instruction in Greek, Spanish, and Parseltongue. FReepmail today!)
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To: ahadams2; bastantebueno55; Needham; sc70; jpr_fire2gold; Tennessee Nana; QBFimi; Tailback; ...
Thanks to wagglebee for the ping.

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FReepmail Huber or sionnsar if you want on or off this low-volume ping list.
This list is pinged by Huber and sionnsar.

Resource for Traditional Anglicans: http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com
Humor: The Anglican Blue

Speak the truth in love. Eph 4:15

16 posted on 01/07/2009 1:56:26 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: Pyro7480

Lord, ease the passage of your servant Richard into Thy loving embrace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


17 posted on 01/07/2009 2:02:48 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Pyro7480

... Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death ...


18 posted on 01/07/2009 2:04:45 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tax-chick

>>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.


19 posted on 01/07/2009 2:05:34 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Pyro7480
This will be a grievous loss.
20 posted on 01/07/2009 2:06:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Pyro7480

It has been said that a man’s faith is his foundation and worship his trust but for those of us who feel differently about that which supports him, there exists a confusion about what we should know.

How does one politely ask what it is the last rites do?


21 posted on 01/07/2009 2:06:43 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Pyro7480; 185JHP; 230FMJ; 50mm; 69ConvertibleFirebird; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; ...

Special Prayer Request Ping

I realize that many of you are not Catholic, but please say a prayer for Father Neuhaus, he has been one of America’s greatest defenders of life and traditional Judeo-Christian morality.

Thank You and God Bless


22 posted on 01/07/2009 2:07:41 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Pyro7480

Coming from an old Pollack parish, when you got “Last Rites” you died.

Before surgery, my heart said NO eventhough my mind knew the facts.


23 posted on 01/07/2009 2:10:07 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Old Professer
Anointing of the Sick
24 posted on 01/07/2009 2:11:06 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: Old Professer

Last rites aka anointing of the sick: a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
rites performed in connection with a death or burial
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn


25 posted on 01/07/2009 2:12:04 PM PST by Chickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)
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To: Pyro7480

He will be missed. Prayers for Fr. Neuhaus.


26 posted on 01/07/2009 2:20:17 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pyro7480

Praying.


27 posted on 01/07/2009 2:41:29 PM PST by kalee
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To: Pyro7480

Prayers for Fr. Richard John Neuhaus.


28 posted on 01/07/2009 2:46:32 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: Pyro7480

Lord Jesus, have mercy on your servant Fr. Neuhaus. St. Joseph, Patron of the Dying, be with him. Holy Mary, pray for him.


29 posted on 01/07/2009 2:49:56 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Peace in the womb. www,abortionNO.org - WARNING, VERY GRAPHIC)
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To: wagglebee

Praying for Father Neuhaus now...


30 posted on 01/07/2009 2:51:27 PM PST by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: Pyro7480

God Bless him, in the Name of Jesus.

Praise and gratitude for your work, Fr.

Amen

Boots


31 posted on 01/07/2009 3:05:51 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: Old Professer
In the sacrament of Extreme Unction, anointing the body with oil sanctifies the five senses, that the person's mind may be focused on Our Lord.

Although often called "Last Rites," the sacrament can be received any number of times, whenever there is life-threatening illness or accident.

The anointing with oil is also accompanied by the sacrament of Confession to forgive the person's sins, and, if available, the Holy Eucharist. When the Holy Eucharist is given to someone near death, it is called the Viaticum, "provisions for a journey."

32 posted on 01/07/2009 3:07:56 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: wagglebee
please say a prayer for Father Neuhaus

Done.

33 posted on 01/07/2009 3:19:32 PM PST by syriacus
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To: Pyro7480
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now let Thy servant depart in peace,
According to Thy word;
For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation
Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples,
A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Thy people Israel.

34 posted on 01/07/2009 3:19:51 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Pray for me, as I will for thee, that we may merrily meet in heaven." Thomas More)
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To: Old Professer
Extreme Unction

The Anointing Of The Sick

35 posted on 01/07/2009 3:21:42 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thanks you for posting that scripture.

I can only add my prayers and “Amen.”

Father Niehaus was on with Raymond Arroyo during the funeral of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict. That was when I decided to sign up for RCIA classes which led to my becoming Catholic.

I will forever associate Father Niehaus with my conversion.

I will offer prayers for him again tonight when I say the Rosary.


36 posted on 01/07/2009 4:05:09 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Pyro7480

Sad to see this. Love First Things, and will miss him.

God grant him a speedy recovery, or a death in Christ.


37 posted on 01/07/2009 4:21:12 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Pyro7480
I'll never forget when Fr Neuhaus and Raymond Arroyo were at the Vatican waiting for the the announcement of the new pope.

When they said Joseph Ratizinger, both of them laughed with joy.

I was in my classroom.(I teach at a public school, but it was study hall and a bunch of the kids that where Catholic wanted to watch it)I was grinning from ear to ear myself.

38 posted on 01/07/2009 4:27:02 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: livius
From Raymond Arroyo's blog.

A PRAYER FOR FATHER RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS

Raymond Arroyo

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I don't often ask for favors, but I am hoping that you can oblige me on this one. My friend (and frequent on air co-host) Father Richard John Neuhaus is very ill and could use your prayers. I ask you to remember him in prayer as we begin this new year. Here is a bit of a note that Jody Bottum, the editor of First Things was good enough to send my way:

"Fr. Neuhaus is in the hospital here in New York. Over Thanksgiving, he was diagnosed with a serious cancer. The long-term prognosis for this particular cancer is not good, but it is not hopeless, either, and there is a possibility that it will respond to the recommended out-patient chemotherapy treatment.

Unfortunately, over Christmas, he was taken dangerously ill with what seems to be a systemic infection that has left him very weak. Entering the hospital the day after Christmas, he was sedated to lower an elevated heart rate and treatment was begun for the infection. Over the last few days, he has shown some signs of improvement, and there is a reasonable expectation that he will recover from this present illness—sufficiently, we hope, that he will be able to begin the chemotherapy for the cancer."

I saw Father Neuhaus in New York after Thanksgiving, following his last hospital stay. He was weakened but in great spirits. Surrounded by his community, a brandy in one hand, he held forth on an array of subjects with his usual wit and candor. There is no one inside or outside of the Church like him. I ask all of you to pray for his recovery and that he may be granted the strength to return to the work he so loves--the work we so need him to continue. Thank you, Raymond

***UPDATE***1/7/08 Father Richard's situation is apparently dire at this hour (12:45 Eastern). Your prayers are truly needed now.

I can be reached at: raymond@raymondarroyo.com

39 posted on 01/07/2009 4:32:50 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Pyro7480; wagglebee
With Fr. Neuhaus' background as a Lutheran, the Lutheran antiphon for the Nunc Dimittis at Compline seems one of the most fitting of prayers:

Guide us waking, O Lord
And guard us sleeping;
That awake we may keep watch with Christ
And asleep we may rest in peace.

40 posted on 01/07/2009 5:02:10 PM PST by lightman (Red & Blue B. Hussein Obama posters make great kindling!)
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To: netmilsmom
It’s not “Last Rites” anymore.
It’s Anointing of the Sick.

Well, in the old days, it was "Extreme Unction", which certainly sounds better than 'Last Rites'.

41 posted on 01/07/2009 5:04:48 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Miss Marple

RCIA, eh? With Raymond Arroyo and Richard John N, and JP2 and B16 all in on the conspiracy? Mysterious indeed are the ways of prayer. Bless you, Miss Marple.


42 posted on 01/07/2009 5:05:36 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Pray for me, as I will for thee, that we may merrily meet in heaven." Thomas More)
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; Arrowhead1952; ..


Lutheran Ping!

O Lord, support us all the day long of this troubled life, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then, Lord, in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

43 posted on 01/07/2009 5:06:01 PM PST by lightman (Red & Blue B. Hussein Obama posters make great kindling!)
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To: lightman

That is a beautiful prayer, thank you.


44 posted on 01/07/2009 5:10:56 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Pyro7480
I actually exchanged letters once with Fr. Neuhaus.

He is a great man, a great defender of G-d, and a great friend of the Jewish People. Ribbono shel `Olam, yehi ratzon millefeneykha that he experience a refu'ah shelemah. 'Amen.

45 posted on 01/07/2009 5:13:38 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Liyshu`atkha qivviyti, HaShem!)
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To: wagglebee
That is a beautiful prayer, thank you.

The Antiphon for Compline is used as the final part of Prayer at the Close of Day 365 days a year. The Prayer beneath the Luthern Rose on the ping was written by John Henry Newman and has been part of the Lutheran worship resources since 1958.

46 posted on 01/07/2009 5:26:14 PM PST by lightman (Red & Blue B. Hussein Obama posters make great kindling!)
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To: lightman

Thanks for the info, I didn’t know that. I assume you mean John Henry Cardinal Newman who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism in the 19th Century (and was a brilliant, if difficult to understand, writer).


47 posted on 01/07/2009 5:29:52 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I corresponded with him once, too. I was always so impressed that somebody as learned and busy as he was would take time to write to some completely unknown and not very significant person like me. I thought his writing to me was a sign of great holiness!


48 posted on 01/07/2009 5:30:34 PM PST by livius
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To: mware

Thank you. I checked his blog but I don’t see any more recent updates.


49 posted on 01/07/2009 5:32:43 PM PST by livius
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To: wagglebee
I assume you mean John Henry Cardinal Newman who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism in the 19th Century (and was a brilliant, if difficult to understand, writer).

Correct.

50 posted on 01/07/2009 5:39:04 PM PST by lightman (Red & Blue B. Hussein Obama posters make great kindling!)
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