"Mantel's [Wolf Hall] trilogy has reconfigured perception of Tudor England for the early twenty-first century, just as surely as, and even more persuasively than, [Robert] Bolt's Man for All Seasons did for the last decades of the twentieth."
Friday, December 4, 2020
An essay by Eamon Duffy on The trouble with Hilary Mantel’s Tudor world, at The Times Literary Supplement. [Alas, behind the paywall.]
Friday, October 2, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Is Christianity True? The Existence of God, the Discoveries of Science, and a Closing Argument for the Resurrection.
An essay by Judge William Griesbach prepared for the annual reception and dinner which had been planned to follow the yesterday's Red Mass of the St. Thomas More Society of Green Bay.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
Bruce P. Frohnen at the Catholic University Law Review.
AbstractRecommended Citation: Bruce P. Frohnen, Augustine, Lawyers & the Lost Virtue of Humility, 69 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1 (2020).
"The leading edge of legal scholarship and practice in recent decades has evinced a commitment to progressive politics at the expense of constitutional governance, the rule of law, and justice understood as vindication of the reasonable expectations of both the public and the parties to any given case or controversy. This article argues that renewed understanding of the virtue of humility, rooted in a genuine concern to do good according to one’s abilities, rights, and duties, is essential to the maintenance of decency in the legal profession and society as a whole. Such virtue is allowed, if not required, by existing rules and procedures, especially those encapsulated in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC). It is undermined by lawyerly pride in the capacity of particular lawyers to determine what is good for society and pursue it through social activism masquerading as client service."
Friday, August 7, 2020
Dom Virgil Michel, OSB, originally in a 1935 issue of Orate, Frates, republished at Adoremus Bulletin.
"'It is true, indeed,' says our encyclical [Quadragesimo Anno], 'that a just freedom of action should be left to individual citizens and families.' Hence this Collectivism is wrong in fact and principle. To quote again: 'Just as it is wrong to withdraw from the individual and commit to the community at large what private enterprise and industry can accomplish, so too it is an injustice, a grave evil and a disturbance of the right order for a larger and higher organization to arrogate to itself functions which can be performed efficiently by smaller and lower bodies…. Of its very nature the true aim of all social activity should be to help individual members of the social body, but never to destroy or absorb them.'"