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Posts in category “Ave Atque Vale”

Fidel Castro Is Dead

History has not absolved the tyrant. Now, in death, Fidel’s loved ones had better hope that the God he denied will

Posted November 26th, 2016

‘This Land Is Your Land,’ Baby

God bless Sharon Lafaye Jones (1956-2016)

Posted November 19th, 2016

Last Words Of A Drowning Man

A final Facebook post as the waters closed in over him

Posted June 2nd, 2016

Prince, RIP

‘Purple Rain’: The soundtrack of senior year

Posted April 21st, 2016

Antonin Scalia, Christian

A private letter the justice sent to a pastor reveals the nature of his religious character

Posted February 16th, 2016

Justice Scalia, RIP

Open thread for reactions to the great man’s death

Posted February 13th, 2016

David Bowie

The rock star and his fans, old and new

Posted January 11th, 2016

‘You Should Have Seen the Gat In My Pink Panties’

The unbeatable Janet Wolfe, dead at 101

Posted December 8th, 2015

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