Monthly Archives: April 2019

Suffering: A New Situation

I gave a short talk at the Good Friday service at my parish on the question of vicarious suffering. I spoke from notes, but I began with this: In the David Mamet film Heist, the dubious character played by Danny DeVito … 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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Maundy Thursday & Richard Wilbur…The Rule

The Rule The oil for extreme unction must be blessed On Maundy Thursday, so the rule has ruled, And by the bishop of the diocese. Does that revolt you? If so, you are free To squat beneath the deadly manchineel, … Continue reading

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From the archives: Just Before Entering Holy Week

Just before entering into the spirit of Holy Week, however, I am prompted by a piece about the retrofitting of the Lord’s Prayer by a group calling itself the “Non-Theistic Liturgy Resources Working Group” at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, … 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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A Prayer Before Holy Week

“May God grant my continued understanding of one thing: attachment to the Church’s tradition, far from being a stumbling block it is the principle of all effective audacity.” – Henri de Lubac

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Had Enough…?

“It is one and the same movement which makes people no longer believe in the Republic and no longer believe in God, no longer want to lead a republican life, and no longer want to lead a Christian life, they … Continue reading

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