Tag Archives: Heraclitus

Did You Know That Drinking Milk Is An Excellent Preparation For Eating Meat?

Sometimes St. Paul seems downright condescending! For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have … Continue reading

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The privilege of teaching The Ten Commandments

Every couple of years I have the opportunity to teach a course on the commandments. I love this course. Happy is the teacher to whom such a task is assigned! As a matter of fact I feel just a little like … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why Things Are Difficult to Understand: Wisely and Slow Part IV

As has been thoroughly set forth and expounded here in a beautiful succinct and brilliant paper on this very subject, there are seven times when we need to go wisely and slow in our path towards wisdom, that is in … Continue reading

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Classical Education and the Common Core

“Therefore, we ought to follow what is common”. Thus exhorted the philosopher Heraclitus in the seventh century B.C., and in our own time the governors and education commissioners of 45 states, as well as over 100 Catholic diocesan school systems … Continue reading

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“Make Your House Fair” By A Catholic Liberal Education!

Christmastide provides us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on many things surrounding the birth of Our Lord not the least of which is Catholic Liberal Education. It is, of course, through education that the mind is disposed towards grace. … Continue reading

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Pagan Literature: The Milk of Catholic Liberal Education

    For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk, and … Continue reading

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Who Is The Wisest Person In The World?

I think I know who the wisest living person is in the world and as luck would have it, I happen to know him personally. (hint: besides Our Lord) But I hesitate to tell you this and am even hesitant … Continue reading

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History and Poetry

What has more the character of a scientist, the poet or the historian? That question might appear rather odd I suppose, because in our day we are accustomed to limit the word “scientist” only to those who wear some kind … Continue reading

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The Hidden Harmony Is Better Than The Apparent Harmony.

One of Plato’s teachers was Cratylus who in turn was a disciple of Heraclitus who was the author of the title of this post: “The hidden harmony is better than the apparent harmony.” Not surprisingly the central character in Plato’s … Continue reading

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Dickens on Custom

A wise philosopher asked “what has more power in directing the course of our lives, reason or custom?” Reading A Tale of Two Cities cannot but convince one that custom is by far the predominant influence. Take this passage for … Continue reading

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