Category Archives: Blog

The Cost (and Benefit) of Discipleship

“It is precisely the hard truths of our faith, those which the culture ignores and even despises, that have the greatest power to move people to conversion and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Indeed, only this has … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead

Recently I have been reading In Parenthesis by David Jones. It is an epic prose poem dealing with his experience in World War I between December 1915 and July 1916. TS Eliot, in an introduction to the book, called it … Continue reading

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A Prayer Before Meals

Amid the jarring juxtaposition of a recent school shooting and a royal wedding joining the now too familiar cacophony of daily news, it is the return to prayer that grounds my mind and spirit. And the routine of a prayer … Continue reading

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In This Time – a poem

If the myth’s outworn, the legend broken, Useless even within the child’s story Since he sees well they now bring light no longer Into our eyes: and if our past retreats And blows away like dust along the desert, Not … Continue reading

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Seeing Things Politically

“… we see a growing incapacity in Europe to accept political disagreement and run the risk of electoral choice. The tyranny of political correctness is, by the way, the most striking manifestation of this fear of disagreement. The pre-democratic counsel … Continue reading

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Directions

Back when I was traveling from city to city giving talks, I had the luxury of looking into the faces of those with whom I was in conversation. In fact, it was this that both sustained and energized me during … Continue reading

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Read All About It! – Spring Newsletter

Free complimentary downloadable MP3 audio – Part 8 of Gil Bailie’s Reflections on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans WE wish a glorious Easter season to all! – As a special Easter gift to those visiting us here we are … Continue reading

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Who Are You, Lord?

The 40 days of Lent spent walking the dusty byways of Palestine with the disciples and their Lord, witnessing miracles of healing, hearing the Lord’s words, and then following him into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through crowds shouting ‘hosanna’, coming … Continue reading

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We call this Friday good…

The wounded surgeon plies the steel That questions the distempered part; Beneath the bleeding hands we feel The sharp compassion of the healer’s art Resolving the enigma of the fever chart. Our only health is the disease If we obey … Continue reading

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In the Garden…revisited

Last year we posted some reflections on the Bob Dylan song ‘In the Garden‘ as a point of departure for those who may be looking for an entry into the Triduum beginning on Holy Thursday. (The post is reprised below.) … Continue reading

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