Bishop Conley Reflects on Land O’Lakes and Catholic Liberal Education

By Jon|July 21, 2017|Education, Higher Education|

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

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“Is Intelligence Impractical?” Fr. James Schall SJ

By Jon|March 1, 2017|Higher Education, ReasonBright (Topics in Philosophy)|

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

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“Don’t Judge!” Part II – University Edition

By Jon|April 19, 2016|Education, Higher Education|

  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.

Pontifical Academy of Latin Established

By Jon|November 14, 2012|Catholicism, Education, Higher Education, Language, Religion|

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

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“Universities Are Holdouts Against Bishops”

By test|November 9, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Higher Education, Religion, to be moved|

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

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Fidelity in Higher Education

By Jon|July 25, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

The head of the supreme tribunal in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has stated that students of Catholic universities have the right to know which of their teachers have signed the oath of fidelity to the Church's teaching. It's a shame this has to be done, but when you get professors saying things like this this and this, it's about time to return to the old days of the oath against

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The Not Pontifical and Not Catholic University of Peru

By Jon|July 24, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

The matter with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is settled as far as the Catholic Church is concerned: SECRETARIA STATUS N. 3168/12/RS DECREE The Secretary of State, fulfilling the mandate of His Holiness Benedict XVI, sent a letter to the Honorable Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru on February 21, 2012, reiterating the demand of adapting the Statutes of said University to the prescriptions of the Apostolic

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Another One Bites the Dust…

By Jon|July 18, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion|

One of the oldest universities in Europe (notice I didn't say oldest Catholic university since they were ALL Catholic)…makes a declaration of independence. The Catholic University of Leuven, or of Louvain, was the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. The university was founded in 1425 as the University of Leuven by John IV, Duke of Brabant and approved by a Papal bull by Pope Martin V. In 1968 the university split to

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Important: Humanists Want Monopoly on the Word: “Reason”

By Jon|June 8, 2012|Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

I've decided that I will start an organization here in Chicago that will promote….Veracity and Correctness! This organization will hand out flyers to people on the importance of being Correct in what you say and organize events to criticize those who aren't Correct as not belonging to the organization I just started!  Well, this simple branding and marketing of a philosophy is essentially what has been going on since the 'enlightenment' (circa 1700)

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UPDATED: Jesuit(s): If Georgetown Is Not Pruned, It Becomes an Obstacle

By Jon|May 23, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

This is a topic which has come up very much lately with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Georgetown and will continue to come up. The Jesuit priest, Fr. Robert John Araujo, SJ, a graduate of Georgetown University and, the John Courtney Murray Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. had the following to say on his blog: …. During Eastertide, we recall the teaching of Jesus Christ in his farewell discourse that he

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