Wisdom’s Feast: Reflections on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Dr. Scott Hahn (St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology) [Audio]Rubens’ The coronation of the Virgin.
17 August: Feria
18 August: Feria
19 August: Saint John Eudes, priest – Optional Memorial
20 August: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and doctor of the Church – Memorial
21 August: Saint Pius X, pope – Memorial
22 August: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Memorial
23 August: Saint Rose of Lima, virgin – Optional Memorial
Remember Saint Pius X (A Word in Season)
Edith Stein and The War on Women (Aggie Catholics)
Marc Barnes the (Bad Catholic) would like to introduce you to Dappled Things, My Dear Readers There is an offer to a discounted subscription to the quarterly journal.
Paul Ryan: “Give me Thomas Aquinas” (Thomistica)
“I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas,” who believed that man needs divine help in the pursuit of knowledge. “Don’t give me Ayn Rand,” he says.
Via First Things:
“I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.”
-Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being
The Freedom to Homeschool (First Things)
If the state appoints itself to guard against indoctrination by parents, who is to protect children from indoctrination by the state? Critics of homeschooling rarely grapple with this question for the likely reason that they are committed to a value system that is as uniform and intolerant in its own way as they imagine the value systems of American homeschoolers to be.
Forget broccoli. A government that can force you to buy health insurance can surely force children into the public school system. When that happens, will we still be a free country?
Cardinal Dolan on the subject of his invitation of President Obama and Vice President Biden to the Al Smith Dinner (Archdiocese of New York)
On this day in 1945 George Orwell’s Animal Farm was published
CATHOLICISM Faith Formation Part I (a bit of a commercial for Fr. Barron’s TV series)
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen – The Choice – Part 3 of 4Share on Facebook