April 18, 2022

Dear friends, It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to gather at all in person. However, as of May 1, the University of Toronto is lifting most of its COVID-related restrictions. As such, I am hopeful that come September we will be able to start meeting in person again. Since Regis College now …

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February 17, 2022

Dear friends, I was just rereading my words from the previous LRI Bulletin, in which I spoke of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. From this vantage point, such words feel boorishly naive. Since that bulletin, we’ve been afflicted with the Omicron variant, which set back reopening plans and indeed sent us back …

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Oct 21, 2021

Dear friends, For the first time in almost two years living in Pandemia, it is beginning to look like there might be light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccination rate in Ontario is over 80%, and restrictions have loosened considerably. Most notably, Regis College is once again open to the public. This of …

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July 1, 2021

I timed this bulletin carefully, with the aim that it would come out on Canada Day. I would love to wish readers a happy Canada Day 2021, but like many Canadians I find myself in little mood to celebrate the nation or its birthday this year. For those who are unaware, June was a hard month …

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April 7, 2021

Dear friends, We have now entered the second year of the pandemic. With active vaccination programs in place around much of the world, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, we are still far from returning to normal. In concrete terms, it remains unclear when Regis College will be able …

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January 21, 2021

Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that I write this bulletin. By now many of you are no doubt aware that Fr. Robert Doran, SJ, passed away on the morning of January 21. Fr. Doran was a first-rate theologian and integral to the work of the Lonergan Research Institute from its founding. He …

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7 December 2020

For the two years that I’ve been writing the Lonergan Research Institute Bulletin, you have heard much from me about what we are currently doing at the LRI. You have not heard as much about my own investment in the Lonergan project. As such, I would like to give you an overview of my journey …

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2 December, 2020

“Dear friends”—my typical salutation in these bulletins—takes on deeper meaning with the recent promulgation of Fratelli tutti. The Lonergan Research Institute has received this very timely encyclical on social friendship as a balm upon our collective and individual wounds. In a year marked by a global pandemic, economic recession, racialized violence, and the ever-deepening effects …

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July 2020

Dear friends, In my May Bulletin, I wrote about how the pandemic has thrown all our plans into disarray. The Lonergan Research Institute however is beginning to find our bearing in this new situation, and I am pleased to share some of that with you.

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