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Merton's Correspondence with:

Philip J. Cascia; Philip Cascia

Cascia, Philip J., 1951-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Philip Cascia was a junior in high school at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

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Related Information and Links

See also a published letter from Merton to Cascia in The Road to Joy, p. 366.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1968/02/16 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? «detailed view»
2. 1968/04/10 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 «detailed view»

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