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Posts in category “Ave Atque Vale”

René Girard, 1923-2015

Remembering one of the great intellectuals of our time

Posted November 6th, 2015

He Flew Away

Laying my father to rest in Starhill

Posted August 29th, 2015

Kara Tippetts, 1976-2015

The race is run. Glory to God for all things!

Posted March 22nd, 2015

A Death in the Church Family

Friends, we just received terrible news. One of our brothers from our …

Posted October 31st, 2014

The Suicide Of Robin Williams

Lord, this is sad: Robin Williams, an Academy Award-winning actor and comedian …

Posted August 11th, 2014

Goodbye Stratford Caldecott

The extraordinary English Catholic writer Stratford Caldecott has succumbed to cancer. A …

Posted July 17th, 2014

RIP Gabriel García Márquez

From the NYT obit: No draft had more impact than the one …

Posted April 17th, 2014

The Last Fat Lady Has Sung

Clarissa Dickson Wright, the last of the Two Fat Ladies who made …

Posted March 23rd, 2014

The Love That Moved Margaret Spufford

I am indebted to a Cambridge, England reader for this lovely tribute …

Posted March 21st, 2014

The Miserable End Of The Miserable Fred Phelps

From the Facebook page of Nathan Phelps, who left the family business …

Posted March 16th, 2014

The Failed Professor’s Death Song

A reader sent in this knockout 2011 piece from Books & Culture …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

TWK Always Took The Scenic Route

We buried TWK Klein today. This really was one of the best …

Posted January 20th, 2014

Eric Hobsbawm’s Champagne Communism

Well, well, well: Leading Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm left more than £1.8million …

Posted January 12th, 2014

Goodbye Miriam

In Holland today, family and friends are saying goodbye to our friend …

Posted January 3rd, 2014

A Tree For Miriam

  Maybe you read my Christmas post about the death from cancer …

Posted December 27th, 2013

Miriam Jeurissen, 1967-2013

My friend Miriam died today, on Christmas Day. She was 46. The …

Posted December 25th, 2013

Al Goldstein: A Wasted Life

The once-important pornographer Al Goldstein has died. From the NYT’s obit: Gradually, …

Posted December 19th, 2013