Dirge for deaths of Latin, God, and mystery

Before I do one more thing in this late-starting Tuesday morning, a word from Mr. Hickey of Leo Catholic HS:

In my lifetime, I witnessed the euthanizing of Latin and the Death of God by academics and churchmen.  Latin was deemed irrelevant, the vernacular ascended to Parnassus and the Vatican dome.  That is too bad.  The mystery of learning has gone the way of sacred liturgy -no mystery and no beauty.  Education means punching one’s ticket for entry to something else.

Such a mournful mouthfull. Congratulations, Hickey.

2 thoughts on “Dirge for deaths of Latin, God, and mystery

  1. This has happened in my lifetime (74 years). When I was at Oxford 50+ years ago, the best undergraduate minds were reading Greats (Classics, Ancient History, and philosophy). They composed Greek and Latin verse. They were required to write not only in the language, but in the style of, Cicero, Thucydides or whoever. They thought and spoke in paragraphs.

    And now?

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