Weekly Reading – April 17, 2015

During my time away I will still post links here. I wouldn’t want any body to get bored. And thank you to everyone for your prayers and support; they’ve been appreciated.

  • Jeffrey Bond, “The Modes of Teaching” (Parts I, II, and III), The Josias – The brief introduction that accompanies this series says it best: “The practice of teaching is without a doubt the guiding compass of human society.  Nothing else so reliably and powerfully governs the trajectory of a community as the formation of its young people and the determination of their habits of thought.  This is why Plato, in Book VIII of his Republic, identifies a failure to educate properly as the root cause of the degradation of the just city.”
  • Jean Ousset, “To Fly From the Cross: A History of Dark Disorder in the Church,” The Remnant – This essay from 1973 warrants repeated reading, particularly these days. Who in the traditional Catholic community still writes with this much levity and gravitas?
  • Fr. John Hunwicke, “Francis Follows Benedict; What Will the Wolves Think?,” Mutual Enrichment – If the Catholic Church didn’t have Fr. Hunwicke, it’d have to invent him.
  • Elliot Milco, “Brief Dialogue on Dignitatis Humanae,” Ursus Elisei – Why does DH remain at the heart of the debate over Vatican II — and should it? Perhaps it’s time to move on . . . back to the pre-conciliar magisterium.