Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

What is Orthodoxy?

Gil Bailie reviews a recent release from Angelico Press: This is an immensely important work which has the potential of enriching and deepening the ecumenical conversation. The scholarly density of the text is regularly interrupted by almost breathtaking moments of … Continue reading

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A Girard Christmas Card

This excerpt from the Hoover Institute’s Uncommon Knowledge series in which Peter Robinson interviews René Girard was recorded in 2010. We make it available at this time of year in celebration of the Christmas feast which also coincides with the … Continue reading

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The House of Broken Dreams

And now for something completely different….A Christmas story courtesy of Bob Dylan and Roland Janes: The story linked to below was posted on the Bob Dylan website in August of 2017. It is one of those rambling narratives reflective of … Continue reading

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Paradox

In the Gospel reading for Monday of the Second week of Advent Jesus heals a paralytic who has been lowered down through the ceiling of the crowded room where Our Lord has been teaching. It is a well-known story. Luke … Continue reading

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A Recent Review of God’s Gamble

It has been over two years since Gil Bailie’s book God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love was published by Angelico Press. In that period the book has been reviewed a number of times, most recently by Fr. Dwight … Continue reading

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René Girard circa 1962 – A Student’s Perspective

The Imitatio website has recently posted a fascinating window into the classroom of then Johns Hopkins University professor René Girard who was offering a class on “The French Novel of the 19th and 20th Centuries”. In the second semester of … Continue reading

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Expecting Advent

The season of Advent has always been a time of expectation ever since the first one in that dusty corner of the Roman Empire. The Latin root meaning expresses just this sense of ‘what is to come’. But, what to … Continue reading

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A Simon of Cyrene Opportunity – Earning a Place in the Story

Gil Bailie recently gave a presentation to the priests and seminarians of St. Patrick’s University and Seminary in Menlo Park. A decade ago St. Patrick’s was one of the stops on the traveling road show of the Emmaus Road Initiative. … Continue reading

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Bells & Whistles and Our Annual Plea for Support

        The ‘Fall Appeal’, which you may read by following the link,  is our annual foray into fundraising and was once described to me as a “begging letter”. I prefer the phrase, “mendicant missive” myself. Alliteration aside, … Continue reading

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René Girard Via First Things

The journal First Things has recently featured on its website a short essay by Peter J. Leithart entitled ‘Clashing Victimocracies!’  The author explores the privileged and problematic position of the ‘victim’ in current social and political debate. In doing so … Continue reading

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