Renewing Christian Humanism for the Millennium Address of Pope John Paul II to a joint session of all the Pontifical Academies Prepared for internet by Msgr. Peter Nguyen Van Tai, Radio Veritas Asia, Philippines It gives me great joy this morning… Read More
An excellent reflection from a fine and brilliant Christian Humanist. gkc-is-humanism-a-religion
From THE AMERICA PRESS. Enjoy. 1961-cd-interview
Some very nice United Nations’s interviews with Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson, and Christopher Dawson. Enjoy. (My apologies for my marginalia). un-interviews-jm-eg-cd-gkc
Ok, getting toward the end of the semester. For your pleasure (or pain), here is the third from last lecture, The Counter Reformation–a part of our drive-by Western Heritage tour! We’re back to a *good* pope, Paul III…. Read More
Again, from Arnold Lunn, NOW I SEE (1945): St. Mark is supposed to have written at St. Peter’s dictation. He tells the story of the denial without wasting a word. The chapter ends with a verse as simple… Read More
From Arnold Lunn’s autobiography, NOW I SEE (1945): Many forces have combined to produce the modern world. Palestine, Rome, Greece, and Communist Russia have all helped to form that strange complex which, in our more sanguine moods, we… Read More
Full Lecture The End of Christendom, 1350-1492 The Plague, killing anywhere from 33-50% of Europe. In terms of population, Europe not recover until mid-seventeenth century. Especially hit the good clergy, as they were first to rush… Read More
What makes the Medieval unlike the classical or modern worlds.
Still booking through western civilization–but on schedule, amazingly enough. Here is the first lecture on the Medieval period. Or, perhaps more accurately, why you should never call the Middle Ages, “dark.” Here’s hoping you agree.
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Christianity and the Crisis of Culture (San Francisco, California: Ignatius Press, 2005). “Accordingly, the refusal to refer to God in the Constitution is not the expression of a tolerance that wishes to protect the non-theistic… Read More