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On Writing: Style, part 3: Writing in Bad Faith

...better writers, better waiters.In his last and greatest book, "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander," Catholic monk Thomas Merton writes:"We are all too ready to believe that the self that we have created out of our more or less inauthentic efforts...
My Turn: Political opportunism requires a response President Bush"; and 5) was "far too shallow" (apparently because nobody invoked Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Thomas Merton, or Woody Allen as he did in an erudite manner that is surely more easily accomplished when you have several days...
Pope's 'off the cuff' talk includes mention of Alaska

...the church and rectory, Llorente built a new wooden church with his own hands and moved into the shed behind it. Thomas Merton described him as "a remarkable person, a sort of legend" in Alaska.In November 1960, Llorente made headlines...
Downtown park dedicated to late Juneau Bishop

...XXIII's encyclical Pacem in Terris, Martin Luther King's steadfast adherrence to nonviolence and the writings of Thomas Merton and Daniel Berrigan gave me further pause for thought, as the awful power to inflict instant death on whole populations...
My turn: Religious liberty under attack? Get serious

...being influenced by some of the best Catholic writing from across the ages - Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Merton, and others. Those writers were concerned not primarily with what it means to be Catholic, but with what it means...
My Turn: Why preach to the converted on their turf?

...I brought to mind a few voices I would have enjoyed hearing in the discussion mix: Thomas Merton's, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and my dad's. Thomas Merton, in his book "The Seven Story Mountain," recalled his thoughts as the Second World...
The call of the solitary life: a look at the lives of hermits

...last seen in 1964), Madame Blavatsky, St. Sergius of 14th-century Russia, Krisnamurti, Mondrian, hippies. Thomas Merton, the French Hindu-Christian Swami Abhishiktananda of India, Thoreau, Oscar Wilde and dozens of other historical...


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