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To: narses
Thomas Merton, whose writings I detest, was a Communist prior to his conversion to Catholicism. Now I am wondering if he was really part of the plot described here. It would not surprise me at all. For some reason I could never fathom, he is held in great esteem by the post Vatican II Church. And he was a great buddy of.... none other than our infamous Milwaukee archbishop Weakland.
21 posted on 07/26/2002 5:55:23 PM PDT by Litany
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To: Litany
I thought everybody loved Thomas Merton! I don't care for his writings either, but I have never, ever found anyone who agreed with me. I didn't know he was a friend of FORMER Bishop Weakland.
24 posted on 07/26/2002 5:57:35 PM PDT by american colleen
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To: Litany; narses; eastsider; Romulus; Askel5; Aliska
Oh good, a fellow dot connector. I believe you are right about Merton,I always felt creepy,crawly after reading his stuff.Didn't know about the Weakland connection. Do know that Weakland was ever so close to Antonio Bugnini,who was the creator of the New Order mass.

I have pinged the rest of you because the article gives some good and pertinent info about our present problem.

27 posted on 07/26/2002 6:08:24 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: Litany
"Thomas Merton, whose writings I detest, was a Communist prior to his conversion to Catholicism. Now I am wondering if he was really part of the plot described here. It would not surprise me at all. For some reason I could never fathom, he is held in great esteem by the post Vatican II Church. And he was a great buddy of.... none other than our infamous Milwaukee archbishop Weakland."

Even years ago when his stuff was really popular with progressive Catholics, I could never get excited about it. As the Fundamentalist friends I had at the time would say, "I felt a check in my spirit." He just felt PHONY. He could have been, and probably was "sincere," but what he wrote wasn't what the Church was teaching, and green as I was at the time, I could see that.

271 posted on 05/10/2003 9:45:30 AM PDT by redhead (Les Franšais sont des singes de capitulation qui mangent du fromage.)
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To: barbcsr
ping!
284 posted on 04/19/2004 7:25:28 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Political correctness is intellectual terrorism..." M.G.)
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To: Litany
Thomas Merton…wondering if he was really part of the plot…"

If he was part of a communist plot, he did a lousy job in my direction. His writing was a strong influence in my joining the Church.

290 posted on 04/19/2004 11:38:28 PM PDT by D-fendr (^_^)
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