We can talk about 1,001 specific issues in Catholic education, homeschooling and family life, but if we do not return to the classical liberal arts, traditional Catholic culture will continue to disappear. Many call for the restoration of the Latin mass, but the Second Vatican Council and the Novus Ordo Mass were not the cause of the decline in Catholic culture–they were merely symptoms of it.
Few speak of the true cause of the decline in Catholic education, religious vocations, culture, etc., because they have been raised in the modern system of education which is responsible for its destruction. Many imagine themselves to be promoters of Catholic culture when, in true ignorance, they are supporting, promoting and passing on the error that is unraveling everything.
In this talk, I speak of the problem and its remedy very frankly and I am not concerned with any emotional reations to what I’ve said, for I know there will be not refutation of it. I challenge Catholic parents to take action and I look forward to working with those who do.
Catholic children MUST study the classical liberal arts.
Please listen to the entirety of this talk and boldly share it with Catholic friends and relatives.
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy