Category Archives: classical education

Day 13 And in Jesus Christ His Only Son Our Lord

In this episode we discuss the opening treatment of the second Article of Faith in the Catechism of the Council of Trent: The advantages and necessity of this article of Faith. Additionally, we take a brief look at the Summa … Continue reading

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Day 9 I believe in God the “Father” Continued

In today’s episode we finish our discussion of the word father (“patrem”) in the first article of the creed. In particular we discuss Q. 27 and Q. 32 from the Summa Theologica in reference to the four relations and five … Continue reading

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Day Three: The Ends of Religious Instruction

In today’s episode we finish reading and discussing the “Introductory” remarks in the Catechism of the Council of Trent- discussing: The Ends of religious Instruction, The Means Required for Religious Instruction, The Division of this Catechism, and finally, How This … Continue reading

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Make Your House Fair as You are Able!

What is Christmas about? What is Advent about except to prepare for and celebrate the arrival of Wisdom Himself, in the form of a little baby, into the warm hospitable stables of our own hearts! We have been doing our … Continue reading

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Why Has Education Collapsed?

Over the course of my thirty years as an unwitting member of a loosely knit community that might even amount to a ‘movement’-an education reform movement-I have certainly met many whom I feel fortunate to call friends, who care deeply … Continue reading

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Celebrating Catholic Classical Education with Cardinal Burke

I hope some of you might be able to participate in our annual school Gala by clicking on the live stream link below. The Lyceum Spring Gala Saturday, April 17, 2021 with guest of honor  Cardinal Raymond Burke “Catholic Education, … Continue reading

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How Does Anyone Love the Lord God With the Whole Mind?

In this last Sunday’s Gospel we hear, You shall love the Lord, your God,with all your heart,with all your soul,and with all your mind. Now I think most people are familiar with the first two thirds of this injunction- we … Continue reading

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Are You a Slave to Fashion?

I don’t have any strong objection to men dressing according to the fashions of the 12th or 13th century if they happen to live in the 12th or 13th century. I assume the gentleman in the picture thought that he … Continue reading

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On March 23, 1775 Patrick Henry made a famous speech. Would he repeat it today?

In the face of COVID-19, one wonders if Patrick Henry would have repeated today the sentiment that he uttered before the second Virginia convention on 23 March 1775. Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What … Continue reading

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The Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well: Who Were Those Five Husbands?

[I could not resist reposting this – the original may be found here with a number of great comments!] The Gospel for the third Sunday of Lent offers a special little gem for the classically minded church-goer. As Jesus is … Continue reading

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