Tag Archives: tradition

Calculus

The school year has begun and many high school and college students are beginning the study of calculus – the mathematical study of continuous change. In the present age, if one lives through all the intimate and personal changes from … Continue reading

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A Look Back At – Tradition

          The word “tradition” and the word “treason” come from the same root. The very name “modernity” self-consciously used to describe the period of the last several centuries in Western cultural history clearly exemplifies the spirit … Continue reading

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A Lenten Reflection – The Multiplication Table

The website The Catholic Thing has published a Lenten reflection by Gil Bailie entitled, The Multiplication Table. It is a classic piece of Gil’s work. I especially appreciate the play of the title and the text. ‘Multiplication table’ is not … Continue reading

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Kairos, Courage, Love

In his Trojan Horse in the City of God, Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote of the way a particular historical situation compels Christians to speak a perennial truth with special forcefulness. The Greek term for such moments is kairos, what von … Continue reading

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Utopia

“Those who advocate Utopia presume that they can become fathers of the future without having been children of the past.” – Hans Urs von Balthasar

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Teaching history…

“When a nation’s history is poorly taught in schools, ignored by the young, and proudly rejected by qualified elders, awareness of tradition consists only in wanting to destroy it.” – Jacques Barzun

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