Tag Archives: René Girard

A Lenten Reflection – The Multiplication Table

The website The Catholic Thing has published a Lenten reflection by Gil Bailie entitled, The Multiplication Table. It is a classic piece of Gil’s work. I especially appreciate the play of the title and the text. ‘Multiplication table’ is not … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago….

August 27, 2006 marked the beginning of The Cornerstone Forum’s foray into what was then already a large and growing online “weblog” phenomenon with the launch of Reflections on Faith and Culture. In 2006 Facebook was mostly a feature of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

After having spent the past two and a half years editing and transferring Gil Bailie’s cassette recordings of Reflections on Dante’s Divine Comedy to the world of digital audio, I am now ready to take on the next transition task. … Continue reading

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Intellectual Respectability

For close to three centuries, in all institutions of higher learning, it has not been intellectually respectable to deal with the [Gospel] text except as an object of demystification, and every time we mention it we must take the ritual … Continue reading

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Paris Memorial for René Girard

In February a memorial service for René Girard was held in Paris at l’église Saint-Germain des Prés. The YouTube video below from a French television news reporter at the event provides a glimpse of this beautiful homage to our beloved … Continue reading

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Stanford Memorial for René Girard – January 19th

        A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in Stanford Memorial Church for the renowned French theorist René Girard, who died in November at age 91.

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A Girard Christmas Card

It has been our joy in years past to share a short excerpt from the Hoover Institution’s ‘Uncommon Knowledge’ interview with René Girard and Peter Robinson. It is especially poignant this year. Requiescat in pace René Noël Théophile Girard, Joyeux … 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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