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Epistomological rubbish and the dictatorship of relativism

I have been reading about “pensiero debole“… “weak” or “soft” thought. This is mostly an Italian trend in post-modernism.
Dreadful.
It is like … chaos theory meets epistomology. One interpretation is pitted against another for the sake of weakening all conclusions. Of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: “So many of the baptized have lost identity.”

The Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) has been meeting in a plenary session these days.  The Holy Father addressed them about the harsh reality we face as countries which were at least Christian but are now losing their identity.  In Italy, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI before the Pietà of Etzelsbach

Here is the text of the homily delivered by Benedict XVI in Etzelsbach, Germany at a pilgrimage church where a wooden statue of the Pietà is honored.
Whereas in his other talks Pope Benedict has been a little more “intellectual”, in … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI refers to riots, relativism when welcoming new British Ambassador. Fr. Z rants.

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, there is a sound observation about a comment made by Pope Benedict as he formally received the credentials of the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great … Continue reading

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Countering “woolly-minded relativism” with Classical Studies

I recently posted about a new liberal arts college for England.
Thanks to rogueclassicism I found an article on the site of Times Higher Education which will be of interest to many of you.  My emphases and comments.
Reading Aristotle can roll … Continue reading

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“It is good to strike the serpent’s head with your enemy’s hand.”

William Oddie of The Catholic Herald has an engaging piece about the mutual interests of Catholicism and Islam.
It may be pretty much impossible to have discussions on doctrine, but we have common ground in combating secularism and the dictatorship of … Continue reading

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