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Thomas Merton, Joan Baez and their Midnight Run to Bardstown, KY

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D.    jimryan6885@gmail.com I, along with 5 other young Passionist monks, met Joan Baez and Thomas Merton on the same day in the same place.  The place was Gethsemani Abbey, Bardstown, Kentucky.  I have lost track of the actual day.  It was either Fall of 1967 or Winter of 1968 – I’m betting…
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Paul & Epaphroditus – brothers, co-workers, comrades in arms

Paul & Epaphroditus – brothers, co-workers, comrades in arms © Rev. Jim Ryan, PhD  — jimryan6885@gmail.com Co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time —  October 11, 2020   The Letter to the Philippians has been the second reading in the Sunday lectionary for the past four weeks. …
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The Single Issue Catholic Voter – 25 yrs. later

The Single Issue Catholic Voter       by Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div.,Ph.D. jimryan6885@gmail.com On March 25, 1995 Pope John Paul II (JPII, initials for brevity) issued Evangelium Vitae (EV) (Gospel of Life).  It is his encyclical letter that, now 25 yrs. later, serves as the basis for the moral rectitude, the established justification, and the political implementation…
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