Christianity vs. Natural Law Politics

https://youtu.be/MFI7zAgfFAU Transcribed by https://otter.ai Today is Tuesday, June 29. And I haven’t posted any talks in a couple of days because I haven’t been feeling well, you could probably hear that still in my voice. Thanks be to God, I’m feeling better today. And there’s a topic that I’d like to discuss that I hope, if I can articulate this topic, clearly, it will help address 100 different issues that we have to deal with in modern Christian controversies. And one of the reasons why I want to talk about this today’s because I was asked to talk about a … Continue

Wisdom, Happiness and Simplicity of Life

Transcribed by https://otter.ai Today is Sunday, June 27, and I’d like to talk about a topic that I was reflecting on today at Mass that I realize is really the the thread that runs through everything that I, that I say and do. Certainly everything that I say in these talks. Certainly everything that I teach, as, as a classical liberal arts teacher, certainly everything that guides my decisions. And I can certainly say that times in my life where I was not thinking, rightly, on this one topic, were the times when I made decisions that I regret. And … Continue

Linguistics and the International Phonetic Alphabet

In the Academy’s English Reading course, the flashcards parents use to teach children the sounds and symbols of the lessons contain symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet.  While this phonetic alphabet is commonly used by modern dictionaries and language resources, it is not common knowledge among homeschool parents or school teachers, so I’d like to take a few minutes and introduce this system of marking pronunciation. The video below is intended to help parents teaching with our English Reading program, and may be of interest to students as well. God bless your studies, William C. Michael, Headmaster Classical Liberal Arts … Continue

The Dangers of Mommy Culture

https://youtu.be/eDQhk6Dv820 Transcribed by https://otter.ai Introduction:  The Danger of Mommy Culture Today is Monday, June 25. And I’m going to use my walk time today to talk about a topic that I’ve been talking to my wife about for 22 years now. It’s a topic that’s always been central to our discussions as a married couple, to what I believe has been my duty, as head of household and as her husband. My wife, as a woman living in modern American society, is constantly under assault by false ideas about her own role in the world, about the family, about relationships … Continue

Catholic Family Movie Recommendations: “Henry V”

We receive requests from parents for recommendations for books, movies and music for children, which reinforce our mission in promote classical Catholic education and culture.  Our family has an incredible amount of resources to share, and I’ll be doing this one by one through posts on the website under the category “Recommendations”.  I am not interested in writing reviews for films or books because if it’s not good–who cares?  I hope you find these helpful. The next video I’d like to recommend has been a favorite of my children for 20 years.  It is Kenneth Branaugh’s production of Shakespeare’s play, … Continue

No Lesson Planning Needed in the CLAA

This morning, I realized that for the past 13 years, I have been asked a question by parents and I have answered it wrongly.  The question is, “How much time does this curriculum require?“. When I have received this question, I have thought that parents were asking how much time students will need to complete the classical Catholic curriculum.  I have answered that the classical Catholic curriculum can never be “completed” and that students may grow and continue studying these subjects for their entire lives. Parents, however, were not asking about their children.  I realize now that parents have been trying to … Continue

Catholic Family Movie Recommendations: The Adventures of Robin Hood

We receive requests from parents for recommendations for books, movies and music for children, which reinforce our mission in promote classical Catholic education and culture.  Our family has an incredible amount of resources to share, and I’ll be doing this one by one through posts on the website under the category “Recommendations”.  I am not interested in writing reviews for films or books because if it’s not good–who cares?  I hope you find these helpful. The first video series I’d like to recommend is an excellent television series that was published in 1956 titled, “The Adventures of Robin Hood“.  There … Continue

Homeschooling Teenage Boys

This transcript was generated by https://otter.ai Today is Saturday, June 19. And I’m receiving more and more requests for these walk talk topics, with questions being sent in every day. And there are a lot of really good topics and questions, and I’m going to try to spend some more time producing some more videos so I can address them. Because like I said, there are some really great questions, great topics. And topics lead to new topics, and that that snowball is starting to roll now. And that’s what I was hoping that these talks will do. And I’m going … Continue

What Homeschool Mothers Should Study

https://youtu.be/7iH3fldm5-g This transcript was generated by https://otter.ai Today is Friday, June 18. And on my walk today, I’m going to answer a question that my wife asked me to talk about. Question that she’s received a number of times this week from other homeschooling mothers, and which she’d also like to think about. And the question is, what should homeschooling mothers study? What should homeschooling mothers study? The reason why it’s worth answering this question and talking about is because when we’re dealing with homeschooling, it’s normally the mothers who are responsible for the day to day management of the … Continue