Monthly Archives: November 2015

I will tell you what you are…

Tell me your enemy, and I will tell you what you are. Tell me your hatred, and I will tell you your character. Do you hate religion? Then your conscience bothers you. Do you hate the wealthy? Then you are … Continue reading

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New Wine…Old Vessels

“One must continually make new efforts to acquire … continual newness of spirit … one can conserve the former grace only by the acquisition of new grace … otherwise one would lose what one thought one was retaining … Without … Continue reading

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America’s higher education brought low

Here’s a quick overview of the Ideological Sandbox into which our Apprentice Totalitarians have transformed our educational institutions from kindergarten to graduate school. It would all be sad enough if there were no other threats to our civilization, but as … Continue reading

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Intolerance and Discrimination in Europe

While attending the Center for Ethics and Culture conference at Notre Dame I had the good fortune to get to know the people who carry on the important work of tracking the growing constraints on the rights of Christians in … Continue reading

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Democracy devoid of the sacred

The desacralizing effect of the Jewish and Christian revelation which René Girard so masterfully explicated is not to be confused with an ideological agenda which enshrines in the place of meaningful moral and political norms saccharine bromides — tolerance and … Continue reading

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“Imagine There’s No Countries”

“Imagine There’s No Countries”: Pianist Plays Vacuous John Lennon Song at Site of Paris Massacre by Charlotte Allen   How brain-dead is the Western cultural elite? This brain-dead: As hundreds of mourners gathered outside Paris’ Bataclan venue, where a terror … Continue reading

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“We have to radically change the way we think”

On Saturday November 14th, the day of René Girard’s funeral Cynthia Haven posted the following review of and excerpt from Girard’s last book, Battling to the End: René Girard on terrorism: “We have to radically change the way we think.” … Continue reading

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Dies Irae – Requiem René Girard

At the funeral of René Girard the Requiem Mass was a sung Gregorian Mass. The celebrant and homilist was Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv Fr. Nahoe has kindly provided the text of his homily and permitted its distribution thanks to … Continue reading

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Paris: Friday November 13, 2015

The funeral Mass for René Girard will be celebrated today. How tragically ironic that it is a day of grief and mourning in the city he so loved. As Paris reels from yet another eruption of the resurgence of “sacred … Continue reading

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Kiss the Devil – Lyrics

These are the lyrics from a song entitled “Kiss the Devil” written by the band The Eagles of Heavy Metal which was performing at the Bataclan in Paris at the time of the murderous attacks. Nothing better exemplifies the crisis … Continue reading

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