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“How are they down, how have they fallen down – Those great strong towers of ice and steel…”

In the late 1940′s Thomas Merton published his complicated poem Figures For An Apocalypse.  One of the sections of the poem is entitled “In the Ruins of New York“.
While the whole section concerns a great downfall, a city and way … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero in 2008

Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero, 20 April 2008
O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths
and traditions,
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to … Continue reading

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10 September 2001 – 10 years ago today

What were you doing the day before? 
NOT ten years ago tomorrow.  Ten years ago today.  The day before.
On 10 September 2001 I was to fly to Minneapolis from Albuquerque, where I had given a talk at a conference.  But … Continue reading

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Catholic League on ban against clergy during NYC 9/11 ceremony

From The Catholic League:

CLERGY BANNED FROM 9/11 NYC CEREMONY
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the clergy from speaking at the 9/11 ceremony next month:
After the Twin Towers were … Continue reading

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“How are they down, how have they fallen down”

Oh how quiet it is after the black night When flames out of the clouds burned down your cariated teeth, And when those lightnings, Lancing the black boils of Harlem and the Bronx, Spilled the remaining prisoners, (The tens and … Continue reading

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