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Monthly Archive for March, 2012


Diary of a Country Priest is that name of a French classic by Georges Bernanos. It is also a movie by Robert Bresson. The country priest, young, holy, abused dies in the dirty apartment of a classmate who has left the priesthood and is barely able to support himself and the woman he is living […]

Black and Tan

NIKE, the shoe people, have a new product that carries “Black and Tan” along with the NIKE logo. Ben and Jerry ice cream tried the same incredibly ignorant thing. The news media, so very careful every once and awhile, say the Black and Tan are accused of killing civilians in Ireland. “Accused?????” How about pulling […]

O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us, the swords of scorn divide; Take not Thy thunder from us, but take away our pride. From all that terror teaches, from lies of tongue and pen, From […]


When I was full time at the Spiritual Life Center I had miserable living conditions and a great ministry. But since it was not a parish many could not figure out what it was we managed to do all day. When asked, I said our job was to rescue contemplatives. There are folks out there […]