Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

Memento mori

We come to the end of the time of Lent on Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, commemorating the Passover Seder meal Jesus shared with his disciples beginning with the washing of the disciple’s feet by their Master … Continue reading

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Another entrée into Holy Week

The Man Born to Be King, published toward the end of Dorothy Sayers’s prolific career, is a faithful account of the four gospels in dramatic form. A 12 play-cycle, it was written for radio broadcasting and was performed on BBC … Continue reading

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Preparing for Holy Week in isolation…

We began Lent with a meditation by the late Dominican priest, Fr. Michael Morris, OP, on the Pieter Bruegel the Elder painting, The Fight Between Carnival and Lent. Now, approaching the annual Paschal drama beginning with Palm Sunday it seemed … Continue reading

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Some malady is coming upon us…

from T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral – Part 1 But mostly we are left to our own devices. And we are content if we are left alone. We try to keep our households in order; The merchant, shy and … Continue reading

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Virtual Via Dolorosa

By following the link in the image above we may experience the traditional Lenten reflection on the Stations of the Cross as depicted by Vonn Hartung in his beautiful paintings accompanied by Gregorian chant. It only takes 5 minutes to … Continue reading

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A Viral Hegemonic Discourse

Over the past weeks it has been amazing to see how quickly our focus has shifted from what seemed at the time matters of urgent concern to another crisis of world altering dimensions. As we all hunker down and pray … Continue reading

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Preparation for Lent

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Gil Bailie Interviewed on The Patrick Coffin Show

  Recently Patrick Coffin released on YouTube and his website an interview with Gil Bailie recorded in the Fall of 2019. For those who know and follow our work the 80 minute interview offers a kind of primer as Patrick … 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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Where All the Beauty Came From….

The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country … the place where I ought to have been born. Do … Continue reading

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