Tag Archives: death

Memorial Day

Over the past months since Ash Wednesday we have had occasion to mentioned the nearness of death to each of us as well as our consciousness of it. The recent advent of the coronavirus has impressed on us the former … Continue reading

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Death and Daily Laughter

In 1921 G. K. Chesterton traveled to America for a lecture tour and upon his return wrote of his experiences in a short book entitled “What I Saw in America”. In the introduction Chesterton comments on some of his preconceptions … Continue reading

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Modification of Mortification

“The modification in the spiritual attitude that is contained in this transition from patristic to modern piety can be described as the change from a world-condemning ‘dying to the world’ to a world-affirming ‘dying to the world.’ In other words, … Continue reading

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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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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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Remembering the dead

Recently I have been reading In Parenthesis by David Jones. It is an epic prose poem dealing with his experience in World War I between December 1915 and July 1916. TS Eliot, in an introduction to the book, called it … Continue reading

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Mortality and The Gift of Fr. Arne Panula

The recent (and all to frequent) hiatus in posting to our weblog has a both a sad and joyous reason. We learned earlier this month of the death of our friend Robert Glass, one of the Cornerstone Forum’s most generous … Continue reading

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Sin & Death – a moebius strip

For a while now I have thought about posting something about one of the most theologically influential verses in the New Testament, Romans 5:12, on which Augustine famously depended for his teaching on original sin. Readings from a recent daily … Continue reading

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Dies Irae – Requiem René Girard

At the funeral of René Girard the Requiem Mass was a sung Gregorian Mass. The celebrant and homilist was Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv Fr. Nahoe has kindly provided the text of his homily and permitted its distribution thanks to … Continue reading

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