Rethinking the Foundations of Education: Stratford Caldecott

By |2019-10-30T10:47:11-05:00June 18th, 2013|Categories: Andrew Seeley, Books, Classical Education, Communio, Education, Liberal Learning, Stratford Caldecott|Tags: |

Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education by Stratford Caldecott. Stratford Caldecott’s Beauty in the Word is like no book in the genre of classical education that I have read to date. It is personal, reflective, profound, spiritual, psychological, learned, practical. I have hopes that it will fill a great need in my work with [...]

The Crisis of Fatherhood

By |2016-07-17T10:00:42-05:00June 16th, 2013|Categories: Christianity, Communio, Family, Featured, Stratford Caldecott|

Stratford Caldecott The Winter 2013 issue of Humanum, the freely available online journal of the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC (or rather the Institute’s Center for Pastoral and Cultural Research), is devoted to the crisis of fatherhood in our culture. It contains articles and [...]

English Metrical Law

By |2019-10-24T13:35:42-05:00June 7th, 2013|Categories: Communio, Language, Literature, Poetry, Stratford Caldecott|Tags: |

Coventry Patmore Coventry Patmore (1823-1896) was a distinguished English Victorian poet and essayist, well known in his time, who fell into undeserved obscurity during the twentieth century. He published his first small volume of Poems under the influence of Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1844. After receiving a cruel review he tried to destroy the edition, [...]

Romano Guardini and the Personality of Man

By |2016-07-17T10:00:43-05:00May 19th, 2013|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Communio, Conservatism, Featured, Romano Guardini|

Romano Guardini The profound Germano-Italian philosopher and theologian Romano Guardini (1885-1968) remains, by and large, one of the most unsung heroes of twentieth-century conservatism. His reputation revived a bit during the all-too brief pontificate of Benedict XVI as so much of Ratzinger’s thought came from Guardini, directly and indirectly. But, he and his [...]

Philosopher of Love: David L. Schindler

By |2016-09-18T18:53:42-05:00May 13th, 2013|Categories: Christianity, Communio, Culture, David L. Schindler, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theology|Tags: , |

David L. Schindler For the orthodox Christian, is doing one’s public duty more or less reducible to voting for the most socially conservative Republican on the ballot—and then shutting up about whatever misgivings one might have? Surely not. Yet for many election cycles, this has been often implied by the self-appointed guardians of [...]

Romano Guardini and the Dissolution of Western Culture

By |2018-05-31T12:32:40-05:00May 8th, 2013|Categories: Communio, Culture, Featured, Romano Guardini, Western Civilization|Tags: , |

The End of the Modern World, by Romano Guardini; with an Introduction by Frederick Wilhelmsen. The appearance of this new and expanded edition of Romano Guardini’s book is both timely and helpful. Guardini (1885-1968) writes partially in the spirit of a theologian and partly with the critical eye of the philosopher. And he rightly sees [...]

The Three Kinds of Hope: The Radiance of Being

By |2019-07-13T08:12:38-05:00May 5th, 2013|Categories: Books, Caritas in Veritate, Christianity, Communio, Featured, Pope Benedict XVI, Stratford Caldecott|Tags: , , |

The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity (Angelico Press, 2013) Probably the majority in the environmental movement do not see the relevance of mysticism, or personal virtue and morality, to the great issues of our day. To them it is merely a technological or political challenge. They will try to get their hands on the [...]

Crisis of Fatherhood

By |2016-02-14T16:01:06-06:00April 27th, 2013|Categories: Catholicism, Communio, Marriage, Social Institutions, Social Order, Stratford Caldecott|

The current issue of HUMANUM, the freely available online journal of the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC (from the Institute’s Center for Pastoral and Cultural Research) is devoted to the crisis of fatherhood in our culture. It contains articles and book reviews devoted to the literature [...]

A Theology of Gift: The Divine Benefactor and Universal Kinship

By |2018-12-09T06:37:07-06:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Christianity, Communio, David L. Schindler, Economics, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Political Economy, Stratford Caldecott, Theology|

My topic is a theological appreciation of the notion of “gift”, and how this throws light on what something is, which to our usual way of thinking would seem to be a matter for philosophy or science rather than theology. The sense of being as “gift” and ourselves as primarily “receivers” of this gift of existence, which carries [...]

A Response to Garry Wills on Pope Benedict’s Resignation

By |2016-02-16T14:32:49-06:00February 20th, 2013|Categories: Books, Catholicism, Communio, Pope Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II|Tags: |

Garry Wills has continued to serve as the “go-to” guy for secular media types who need some spleen to pour on the Catholic Church. This past week, he admitted to NY Times readers that he finally had given up hope that the pope would stop being Catholic. (One wonders if he’s still trying to talk [...]

Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God

By |2018-01-29T01:41:59-06:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christianity, Communio, David L. Schindler, Hans Urs von Balthasar, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III|Tags: |

David L. Schindler, in Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God,  sees this as a technological age not simply because of technological advancements but because of the way we think as the result of our technological orientation. He shows, within the context of politics, economics, science, and cultural and professional life generally, that God-centered love is [...]

Moral Visions of the Free Market

By |2019-07-23T10:43:34-05:00February 8th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christianity, Communio, David L. Schindler, Economics, Featured, Political Economy|Tags: , , |

Wealth, Poverty & Human Destiny
 edited by Doug Bandow and David Schindler For religious believers, the complicated issue of reconciling the free market with traditional morality is one of increasing importance as the ideology of capitalism gains unprecedented public support and globalization becomes unavoidable. The prospect of material triumph appears omnipresent, and the justifications for [...]

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