Category Archives: History

Sunset at La Salette

The La Salette Shrine in Enfield, New Hampshire is apparently going to be closing at some time in 2015, 87 years after they took over from the Shakers. Enfield-StatuesSo says an announcement from the Missionaries of La Salette, recently received at the Shrine and reported in the local press.

I can’t say this is a surprise. This isn’t the first La Salette apostolate in New England to close, and

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“Germany’s records of repression”

The archives of East Germany’s “Stasi” (State Security) tell the story of decades of atrocities by the Communist state, but under the German amnesty law, most of its perpetrators will never be brought to justice. What does remain is to tell the truth. A half-hour documentary is available on-line:

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The Legion and Charism – another response to Ed Peters

Ed Peters has put together another response to the Legionaries of Christ / Regnum Christi (LC/RC) crisis, which is well worth reading. You can check it out here. Since I’m likely to be asked for a response, here’s a line-by-line:

I think that Fr. Alvaro Corcuera’s apparent claim that he knows nothing about Maciel’s behavior, except that Maciel sired a daughter, is utterly unbelievable. I have nothing else to say about this kind of stone-walling. I will simply re-endorse Dr. Germain Grisez’s and Mr. George

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Is this “our side’s” Katyn?

A “truth and reconciliation” commission in South Korea reveals that in the 1950s, government forces killed thousands of innocent people who were swept up in searches for Communist sympathizers, while US authorities ultimately in command looked the other way.
It is painful to find out about these crimes, but their dispassionate revelation aids the “purification of memory” for which Pope John Paul II called so many times: a step in making peace between peoples.
How much do we need such reconciliation within our country?

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This sounds like an inspiring movie

I’m going to be out of town when this arrives in Boston, but some of you will have a chance to see The Singing Revolution earlier. It sounds like an inspiring movie about the role of song in Estonia’s deliverance from Communism.

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