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Preparation for Lent

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Beauty’s vengence

“Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along … Continue reading

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Memory and Tradition

“The appeal to tradition is not a mere remembrance of the past; it involves rather the recognition of a cultural heritage which belongs to all of humanity. Indeed it may be said that it is we who belong to the … Continue reading

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False Prophets

“A false prophet is not one who predicts false things, but one whose guiding principle is not true … one who fondles the spirit of the age…. He takes up the cause of generous ideas just when these are beginning … Continue reading

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Turning Ourselves into Gifts

“The modern world insidiously brings back forms of self-enslavement from which Western society had largely escaped during the Christian centuries.” – René Girard         “Our gratitude for the gift of ourselves must tend toward fashioning our whole … Continue reading

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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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The terrorism of modern thought…

“A great many modern theologians succumb to the terrorism of modern thought and condemn without a hearing something they are not capable of experiencing even as ‘poetry’ any more – the final trace in the world of a spiritual intuition … 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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Reciprocity and the Gift

Isn’t Christmas mainly an economic stimulus program? While cynics see the crass commercialism of the Christmas gift giving season, and the sentimental are drawn to the stories of Santa and the reindeer, or the manger with its shepherds and angels … Continue reading

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