Bishop Conley is the Bishop of Lincoln, Neb. A version of these remarks was offered at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s Regional Catholic Classical Schools Conference on July 5, 2017, in Denver, Colo. Fifty years ago this month, in July of 1967, a group Catholic university presidents and administrators met together at a retreat center in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, in Wisconsin’s northern forest, along the border with the upper peninsula
The well known and eminent scholar Fr. James V. Schall, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest, teacher, writer and philosopher, spoke earlier this semester at the University of St. Thomas. The talk was entitled, “Is Intelligence Impractical? – Reflections of a ‘Rigid’ Thomist,” and is well worth the hour of your time to listen. He also gave a lecture specifically for the Center for Thomistic Studies, available here. You will find an imperfect
A new video from the Family Policy Institute of Washington gives some perspective on what it means to apply the logic of modern ‘tolerance’ consistently.(c/o LSN) It reminds me of Fulton Sheen’s comment. Modern science alone isn’t going to give you an answer to these questions. Why? Because C-SCIENCE! (wiki) Tolerance Part I is here.
Modern education here refers to a style of “education”, not the institutions that exist in modern day. This style of education claims less and less often that there is a correct answer to anything outside of math problems. As an example, a friend posted a video that exaggerates the irrationality. While things are clearly not this devolved, the logic is already present. But Jon! We should question everything? Sure, just make
In April of this year I was accepted to pursue doctoral studies at the only school I wanted to attend – The Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, USA. I looked into the Angelicum (Rome), Leuven (Belgium) and others, but this program is one-of-a-kind uniquely focused in St. Thomas Aquinas – so I’m picking up where my interests left off in studies at Franciscan with the goal of teaching in a university.
In a recent interview the President of Catholic University of America, John Garvy stated that “At Catholic universities there isn’t a rule that you can’t talk about God or faith or those kinds of subjects alongside whatever you’re doing in your academic studies,” Garvey told Fr. Pacwa. “In that sense, there’s more academic freedom rather than less at a [Catholic] university.” For me, this is an interesting angle I hadn’t thought of
If you are interested in philosophy and there is one book that you must buy in the coming weeks….it is this it: Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Editiones Scholasticae) Feser has done a great job in the past explaining complex concepts and making them accessible. His other book was useful as well: http://www.catholiconnection.com/2012/12/buy-it-and-read-it.html BUY IT! BUY IT NOW!!
The long and short of it is that the Church's doctrine has always been available in many languages, even during its development in the Roman empire. However, the language which everything has been translated into and used as official was Latin. To not maintain knowledge of this, is to throw away the key to unlocking your past. Apostolic Letter given motu proprio LATINA LINGUA On the founding of a Pontifical Academy of the Latin
From the mouths of babes, the famous Fr. McBrien at Notre Dame: Many “progressive Catholics” remain in the Church only because they have found refuge on college campuses “where the long arms of a bishop cannot reach,” writes Fr. Richard McBrien, the Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, in his latest screed against the Vatican and the U.S. bishops. He also mentions that those who have been waiting
Where do we end up after years and years of downplaying and making theology deliberately more vague and humanist? Well, eventually the state just recognizes what everyone else already does….the schools that aren't Catholic anymore. Who cares what the Church has to say about it's schools, they aren't under control anyways.In Holland the Catholic schools have finally reached the point where they are comfortable removing Catholic from their description. From