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What will remain?

Poems from a Diary 1974 Who will last? And what? The wind will stay, and the blind man’s blindness when he’s gone away, and a thread of foam – a sign of the sea – and a bit of cloud … Continue reading

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Faith has set its mark on history…

Hans Urs von Balthasar, quoting Reinhold Schneider: “Faith has set it mark on history to such an extent that man has no longer any other choice than that of being a servant or an enemy of the faith, one cannot … Continue reading

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When earthly certainty sees decline and doom as inevitable …

“[The power of faith] becomes most visible where the secular power begins to dwindle, where earthly certainty sees decline and doom as inevitable. It is here that its line intersects the sinking human curve and draws up out of it … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Armageddon, and Apocalypse

Lent begins this year, as always, with the imposition on worshiper’s foreheads of the ashen remains of burnt palm fronds that at a previous Palm Sunday waved hosannas to the Messiah. The words “remember you are dust, and to dust … Continue reading

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Re-Digging Abraham’s well – Breaking Ground

“Isaac reopened the wells dug by the servants of his father Abraham and blocked up by the Philistines after Abraham’s death, and he gave them the same names as his father had given them” (Gen. 26:18). For years, The Cornerstone … Continue reading

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Axiom

“Either everything means something, or nothing means anything. But the first requires belief in God, while the second is perhaps too frightening to be faced by those (and that is almost everyone) without Nietzsche’s desperate courage.” Lucy Beckett

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Annus Horribilis

It has been almost one year living in a global pandemic reality. The physical isolation resulting from the cautious distancing of human contact along with the strange and ominous mask wearing is taking a toll on our sense of community. … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Girard Christmas Card

In past years in celebration of Christmas we have posted a short excerpt from the Hoover Institutions Uncommon Knowledge series of an interview by Peter Robinson with René Girard recorded in 2009. Viewing it again, I find the combination of … Continue reading

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On the Fourth of July in 2020

My thoughts in these troubled times are sober and sobering ones. Ours is a period in history fraught with peril and uncertainty. But it has been in such times as these that our faith has rekindled itself. The world is … Continue reading

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Keep the Faith

Here is something Joseph Ratzinger told an interviewer in 1996, before he became pope: “ . . . the church lives not only synchronically but diachronically, as well. This means that it is always all—even the dead—who live and are … Continue reading

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