by Gerald V. Todd, staff writer
From the time the Catholic Church established the university system in the so-called Dark Ages, when scientific method was devised at the Cathedral School at Chartres, lively exchange of ideas in science, philosophy, theology, law and the arts has been the fuel to advance Western Civilization. Built on the best of Roman and Greek civilizations, she made course corrections that ultimately draw on the promise of redemption God gave our first parents. Adam and Eve paid the price for their own failure to exercise their authority over creation given to humanity made in His image and likeness. Cain’s and Abel’s have contested in the search for truth ever since. No human endeavor or institution is now or ever has been exempt from this struggle between good and evil. Our job is to do something about it as good stewards, not mockers and penalizers.
Today, Academia’s gift to civilization is not lively discourse in … Continue Reading:Academia’s lost soul
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Tomorrow the national college football championship will be decided in a game that will be watched by millions of people. The combatants will be Notre Dame and Alabama. Millions of Catholics around the country will be rooting for the “Fighting Irish” but I won’t be one of them. I find it hard to support frauds whether they are in or out of politics. Notre Dame is a consummate fraud and has been for many years.
The formerly Catholic school has always held itself up as the pinnacle of Catholic higher education. The “Fighting Irish” were born with a chip on their shoulder and a devotion to Norte Dame “Our Lady,” but those days are over. These days Catholic doctrine obviously embarrasses Norte Dame.
Notre Dame is an embarrassment to the Catholic Church and to Catholics who care about Catholic doctrine. At first we thought the biggest of these embarrassments was the honorary … Continue Reading:There is Notre Dame and there is a Catholic Catholic school like Belmont Abbey