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WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /Standard Newswire/ -- House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the passing of author Father Richard John Neuhaus:
"The life and ministry of Father Richard John Neuhaus have had a profound influence on a generation of intellectuals and Christian believers. His legacy will be one of building bridges across theological lines in the defense of life and truth. Active in liberal politics before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, Father Neuhaus went on to become one of the most coherent voices in defense of the sanctity of life. Through a lifetime of associations, affiliations, and literary pursuits, Father Neuhaus set the gold standard for ecumenical and interfaith cooperation."