Wednesday, October 24, 2007

In better days in some ways
Dispensing with the corsets and frumpy hats is fine with me. From ‘Surpliced Choirs in New York’, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 77:457 (June 1888), 65-75. The drawing is of St Ignatius Church. Click it to get a better view.

An orthodox answer to social-gospellers
From Derek Olsen and friends. My comment.

The Universal Church is today, it seems to me, more definitely set against the World than at any time since Pagan Rome. I do not mean that our times are particularly corrupt; all times are corrupt. In spite of certain local appearances, Christianity is not and cannot be within measurable time, 'official'. The World is trying the experiment of attempting to form a civilized but non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time: so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the World from suicide.
— T.S. Eliot, Thoughts After Lambeth (1931)

From English Christianity.

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