Gil Bailie and the
Cornerstone Forum are one of the brightest lights on today's Christian
intellectual scene. His commentary on and translation of sound theology as
represented by such heavies as Hans Urs von Balthasar, René Girard, Henri de
Lubac into insights about todays cultural crisis are brilliant. Read him – or
better still listen to him – and he will help you form a truly Christian mind.
Prof. of Psychology, Institute for the Psychological Sciences
Emeritus, New York University
|I spent some pleasant hours last year listening to Mr. Gil Bailie. His deep love of the Church shines through. His stunning insights shine through. His easy, affable manner, and his quick wit shine through.
I have no hesitation about recommending Mr. Bailie and his Comerstone Forum. You will see that he is keeping the faith and breaking ground. His is a stimulating intellectual vision.
Most Reverend Ronald M. Gilmore
Bishop of Dodge City, KS
|The Cornerstone Forum is surely to be ranked amongst the most exciting and creative initiatives in the Church today. Under Gil Bailie's inspiring leadership, and ably supported by good organisation, the Forum is indeed doing ground-breaking work, in its ability to challenge Western culture and to open it to the ever-new Gospel of Christ.
The various programs on offer provide rich opportunities for Christian believers to develop the imagination, sympathy and insight needed to be agents of renewal in today's world. Theologically Catholic, spiritually inspired, pedagogically skilled, the Cornerstone Forum deserves our every support. Long may it flourish!
Professor Anthony J. Kelly, CSsR
Institute of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education
Australian Catholic University
Member of the International Theological Commission
Gil Bailie offers profound insights
into Sacred Scripture that a living faith in Jesus Christ becomes intriguing
and challenging. Gil helps us to realize that such a
"lived faith" is truly salvific. He is Catholic to the core of his being and teaches us that
to be likewise is possible and necessary for our souls and for our culture.
The anthropological truths revealed
in Scripture as taught by Gil will set us free to see the heroic
possibilities for our lives and the goodness our culture can attain. From
knowing and listening to Gil Bailie, I can say unequivocally my spiritual life
has grown and flourished in ways that I could not have imagined. His
is a masterful exposition of Scripture and Catholic Tradition, enriched by
wonderful quotes from wisdom teachers the world over, past and
present. No encounter with Gils' teaching will leave you with anything
less than a lesson in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
The Emmaus Road Initiative series
are, I believe, exactly what Pope John Paul II had in mind when he called for a
re-evangelization of Catholics and Christians to bring about a deeper
understanding of the Biblical Tradition and a transformation of lives and
cultures throughout the world.
Rev. Robert W. Cook
Wyoming Catholic College
From an Emmaus Road Initiative series session:
pretty inspired by your talks. Lots of ideas, lots of orthodoxy. I
find it a much needed antidote to the neo-paganism of our day.
There's a lot of rebuilding and restoration to be done. Although we're
called to be people of hope, I'm often not very hopeful these days. You
lectures rekindle the hopefulness.
|From a Reflections on Faith & Culture blog reader:
Hi. I just wanted to write and thank
you for your thoughtful posts. If not for you I would not have known about
Philip Rieff and that’s just one example. I am a recent convert to the
Church (4 years ago) and I’m trying to make up for lost time in a way. The
richness of the faith is like the jar of oil that never runs dry. There is so
much to celebrate and embrace that it is truly inexhaustible. A friend
recommended your book on Rene Girard along with writings by Von Balthasar,
Guardini, etc when I first entered the Church. Since then it has been a joyful
journey of learning and discovery as my faith deepens.
So all that being said, I just
wanted to say thanks. Please know that I am praying for you and Cornerstone