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About whispersfrombabylon

A father. A son. A priest. A scholar, a lawyer

MAGOI

Here is a delightful piece sent courtesy of Ellen and Mike Hodnett Christmas characters The rule of three What those magical, royal wanderers through the desert really signify Dec 20th 2014 | From the print edition OF ALL the actors in the … Continue reading

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CARROLL ON JESUS

At times I want to believe the old maxim that “what goes around comes around”, but all too often history [both private and public] has shown me otherwise.  An old Jesuit used to tell me that “old sins have  long … Continue reading

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THE LONG MARCH INTO INTO THE FINITE- LIMITATIONS: PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL

You know that you are in a different stage of life when the first fifteen minutes of a semi-annual lunch with old friends begins with a bionic update. “I’m still playing hockey even though I had my knee replaced”  or “my hip … Continue reading

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Zech is a Bioethicist and a mensch

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/&sa=U&ei=YO84VIekBsWUgwS46IHgAg&ved=0CAYQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHgGWqhyZ0TwlJvOdUGRf5ledZvVA

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IT IS PAST TIME THE WEST TO LEARN ABOUT ISLAM

How Does Islam Relate to Christianity and Judaism? Are they rivals, complementary developments or different expressions of a similar religious experience? http://nyti.ms/1qzVWAa

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COMPETING MORAL IMPERATIVES

http://deadatnoon.com/ I am just returned from a few days stay in hospital for a relatively minor procedure. I arrived at the break of dawn on Wednesday and was ushered through two operating theatre visits and an imaging session, all in … Continue reading

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“IT’S COMPLICATED……….”

I enclose an article from a respected English Medical Journal, “The Lancet”, co-authored by a medical man I admire for the great work he has done in his field. I know him to be a great humanitarian, and the article … Continue reading

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A GLIMPSE INTO A WORK IN PROGRESS

I am well into a personal memoir of a journey into unknowing. Here’s a peek at AN early note and forgiver the self-obsession Prologue : Effortless Superiority The arrogance of confident and effortless superiority moderated by significant personal insecurity and … Continue reading

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IDA

Pat Duggan from Hartford Connecticut is a very old friend and a devoted film buff. Yesterday he forwarded me the enclosed recommendation, and it is worth passing along. I saw a film last night and I’m putting out the word … Continue reading

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NATAL ANNIVERSARY

Age is supposedly the great terra incognita, but there is little unknown about the creeping  arthritis and the host of other issues I battle daily. What I do know is that all the people who tell me to do anything … Continue reading

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