Tag Archives: Classical Education

No Royal Road

We remain convinced that The Lyceum and the many (growing and increasing!) new small Catholic independent schools across the nation are, indeed, part of the solution to the ongoing crisis in education. It is ironic that the solution these little schools … Continue reading

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Where And When Was Catholic Classical Education Revived?

The Lion and Ox did not make a mention in this recent article put out by the folks at CNN. I think it is a pretty good report generally. It is about as good a description as one could expect … Continue reading

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Herodotus and History

Reading Herodotus with students in the ninth and tenth grade presents some challenges. I always tell them not to worry if they don’t feel like they are understanding it on the “first read.” That is the way Great Books are. … Continue reading

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A Case for Classical Education

Here is a great little article in First Things about the plight of Catholic diocesan schools in America, and how independent Catholic schools which focus on providing a classical Catholic education are providing the viable path for Catholic education. The … Continue reading

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Why Study Latin?

This week marked the 50th anniversary of Pope Blessed John XXIII’s Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientiae DE LATINITATIS STUDIO PROVEHENDO – On the Promotion of the study of Latin- This document is absolutely wonderful. I love it! Pope John XXIII is … Continue reading

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Rarely divide into more than two or three!

Unless of course one is serving cake, the classically educated mind will rarely ever divide something into more than two or three. This rule of logic as strange to some ears as it may be is loaded with profound truth … Continue reading

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Here’s a million dollars…now do you still want to go to school?

I ask my students students from time to time why they want to “get an education.” These days the expected answer is of course “so that I can get a good job and make a great deal of money.” “Great!” … Continue reading

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“Widen your Hearts” How?….. By Catholic classical education of course!

It struck me afresh how important Catholic liberal education is to the very life of the Church. Think about how heartening the sight would be to our 84 year old Holy Father, if he could see young people learning Latin, … Continue reading

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Learning Latin

Among the many reasons to learn Latin the least important (although a sufficient reasons in itself) is to learn how to speak Latin. A much better reason to learn Latin is to learn how to speak (and write) English! Learning … Continue reading

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The Oracle of Nature and of Truth

Now that John Henry Cardinal Newman is Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, I suppose everyone has to take him a little more seriously when he says things like the following: “Do not suppose, that in thus appealing to the ancients, … Continue reading

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