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McCarthy, Colman

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1967

Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

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In 1967, Colman McCarthy was asked by the National Catholic Reporter to write a piece which he entitled, "Renewal Crisis Hits Trappists". Merton sent him a detailed response but later told others of his dissatisfaction with McCarthy's article.


Colman McCarthy was a former monk of Holy Spirit Abbey in Conyers, Georgia. He left and became a columnist, writing for The Washington Post and others. He writes to Merton from the federal government's Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, D.C. A pacifist and animal rights activist, he has now devoted his life to peace education and writing books on this subject.

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See also one published letter from Merton to McCarthy in The School of Charity, pp. 341-342.

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1967/08/11 TLSto MertonThe <u>National Catholic Reporter</u> requested I do a piece on American monasticism--what it was   
 1967/08/15 TL[c]from MertonThanks for your letter. Sounds interesting. I gladly contribute what ideas I can, and here they   

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