Tag Archives: Tall Poppy Syndrome

Fr. Z muses: repression of Catholic speech and what we can do about it.

Right now we are told that transparency and dialogue are important.  When the Synod (“walking together”) opened, Francis called for openness, dialogue, even criticism, saying, “all to speak with courage and parrhesia (candour), that is combining freedom, truth and charity….  Only … Continue reading

Some sharing options...
Posted in The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

The lesson of Thrasybulus

As I contemplate certain things going on in the Church right now, I am reminded of Thrasybulus of Miletus.
The story of Thrasybulus is in Book V of Herodotus’ Histories.  A messenger from Periander, a 7th c. BC tyrant of Corinth, asks Thrasybulus, tyrant of Miletus, … Continue reading

Some sharing options...
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Olympian Middle | Tagged , , | 34 Comments