Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

Lenten Discipline

Christians the world over entered the liturgical season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Many Catholic Christians were notified by their priests and bishops of the specific rules to be followed during these penitential 40 days leading into Holy Week and … Continue reading

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…will he find faith on the earth?

In a post from late last year the question Jesus poses in Luke 18:8 regarding the Son of Man’s return and what he might expect to find was left for us to ponder. The steady receding of many of the … Continue reading

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Feb 1st & 2nd at DSPT: The Role of the Laity in the Church

    Gil Bailie will be one of the featured speakers at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley at the 10th annual convocation of the College of Fellows held on Friday and Saturday February 1st and 2nd. … Continue reading

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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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