Sunday, March 29, 2009


Here are a few links I've come across in the last few days that I wanted to pass on.

Excellent quote from Fr. Alexey Young at Mind in the Heart.

A good reminder from Study in Brown.

RJ Anderson has a thought-provoking post on double standards and Christian censorship.

And on a similar subject, the Common Room has a post about categorizations.

A few of these I'd like to return to in more detail later. Remind me of that if they don't appear within a few days. :)

1 comment:

Pam H. said...

I agree with the quote from Fr. Young. I know a handful of people who, when the Tridentine Mass ceased to be available, stopped going to Mass altogether. While I acknowledge the superior beauty of the Tridentine Mass, it did make me wonder if they went to Mass for Christ, or merely for the beauty of the Mass.

Re Anderson's quote, as a parent of a teenager, I agree (wholeheartedly) with the reason for more alarm over sexual content than violence. Having read those type of books in the past myself, I see how even if I don't want to be tempted, I have to use a fair amount of self-control to get past that, and I'm not confident that a young person who's not accustomed to having to deal with curbing hormonal urges will have the self-control yet to avoid falling. However, while I don't insist the books should be banned outright, necessarily, it would be better if they weren't in the public library. No parent has time to monitor all the books an avid reader brings home - we can't know, unless our child tells us (mine does, when I ask), whether the books she is reading have sexual content. I've discussed the book issue with her, and although my 13-year-old is not interested in sex at this time, I can't know what changes the next 3 or 4 years will bring.