|Thanks to Wiki-Bede's Ecclesiastical History|
Today, I shall "go light" and let you all catch up on the posts of the last several days.
I am a member of the last generation of classical education until the revival in the 1990s and 2000. What I got in high school are courses which some schools have revived.
History was a key course and not just one type of history but several years of history.
There is a context for all political events. One may disagree on the nature of that context but one cannot deny it.
I see a lot of British and American people in denial because they do not have a historical framework for understanding current events.
I am very discouraged by this, especially when those people are Catholic.
Since Christ came into the world, we are a people of history. Our Church is historical.
We are based in history because of the Incarnate Christ.
“To be steeped in history is to cease being Protestant”
wrote Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman.
He was not merely referring to the Fathers of the Church but the entire Incarnational history of the Catholic Faith.
We are a people of history. You can decide if you are a Catholic or not.
But, you cannot deny the history created by the Trinity for our salvation.
Salvation History is real. That term means we have a duty to learn history.
Or, the Church will disappear in areas around the world.
This is your decision as a Catholic.