Apparently, and sadly, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus editor of First Things, has been diagnosed with cancer.
He put this on his site:
Fr. Neuhaus wrote this note on First Things:
I cannot begin to respond to the deluge of assurances of prayer and concern about my health. Please be assured that I am grateful and count mightily on being remembered by you before the Throne of Grace. Or, as Catholics are wont to say, on your storming the gates of heaven. The nature of the cancer is beginning to come into clearer focus, and I hope to have more details in short order. Meanwhile, I will, please God, continue to be as engaged as possible in the work of First Things and other apostolates, even as I am compelled by grace to know more deeply our solidarity within the Body of Christ.
May I ask you all to say a prayer, right now, for Fr. Neuhaus?