Philip Cascia was a junior in high school at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
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See also a published letter from Merton to Cascia in The Road to Joy, p. 366.
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||HLS to Merton
||My name is Philip Cascia, and I am a junior in the High School department at St. Thomas Seminary.
|| asking Merton for help on an English class term paper on ecumenism in the U.S. - is ecumenism a "fad" or lasting phenomenon; are the clergy more or less important; future of celibacy; reaction to Fr. J. Kavanaugh; will understanding bring unity; future of devotionalism; and does new music and liturgy unite or divide?
||TL[c] from Merton
||I am sorry I was not able to answer your letter before. And I am afraid I just cannot go into
|| sees mostly benefits in ecumenism / less dependence on clergy and possibility marriage - charism of celibacy / "life and fervor in the celebration of the liturgy" whether music is folk or Gregorian / Merton offered Mass in a home and thinks it is a "fine thing" / progressive Catholics wanting change for the sake of change