Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

Waning days of Summer Newsletter

New to the Cornerstone Forum Store This is the last of Gil Bailie’s Reflections on the works of William Shakespeare – and appropriately The Tempest was the Bard’s final play. All those who have signed up for our episodic email … Continue reading

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A Coda on COV&R in Innsbruck (present and past…)

Bleary eyed after 24 hours of travel from Austria to San Francisco the accumulated work of two weeks away from the Cornerstone Forum office awaits me. Before I dig into the pile of paper, emails, and related chores I would … Continue reading

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A California Yankee in Innsbruck

The Colloquium on Violence and Religion’s 2019 conference is winding up what seems to have recently become its annual attempt to distance itself from René Girard’s Christian and Catholic sensibilities. That this is done in the name of Girard’s understanding … Continue reading

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Found on a wall in the village of Ein Karem

During my visit to Israel, ahead of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion conference in Austria, I spent two days as the guest of the Sisters of the Rosary in the village of Ein Karem. This is the place traditionally … Continue reading

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Patriotism or Hatriotism

In commemoration of America’s celebration of Independence Day Gil Bailie posted a link on the Cornerstone Forum’s Facebook page to a book review written by Tim Rice of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story, by Wilfred … Continue reading

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Now CDs come with free MP3s

The Cornerstone Forum webstore is now adopting the ‘industry standard’ for online sales of audio materials. All sales of CDs will come with free downloadable MP3  audio files. When a customer completes an order for any CD material from our … Continue reading

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Eastertide

  Why did it take the resurrection to save us? Listen to the streaming audio recording of Gil Bailie’s Emmaus Road Initiative presentation given at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in 2009. Without the bodily Resurrection of Christ, … Continue reading

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Free Revelation, and a Poetic entrée to Holy Week…

As an Easter gift to those who find our work of interest we are offering to everyone stopping by our website the opportunity to listen to an MP3 audio file of Gil Bailie’s Reflections on the Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story … Continue reading

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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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