Sunday, March 16, 2008
Reading Faithful Departed
This is a great book. I expected a great book. But it has exceeded my expectations.
I'm happy to report that I may have been the first human being to be in Cambridge (the People's Republic if there ever was one!), sitting on a park bench outside the "Marxist Education Building" (and no, I am not making this up) and the office building that housed the "Abortion Access Project" (ditto) and reading The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston's Catholic Culture.
Why is it great?
1. Well written
2. Well reasoned
3. History is explained in an interesting way. (and how often does that happen?)
4. "Corruptio optimi pessima" (corruption of the best is worst) great synthesis of why the abuse scandal so horrified us.)
5. Explanation of the anti-Catholic foundation of the founding of America
A dear friend got me this book. I am reading it slowly. It's a book to be savored.
Order it from Amazon. Get the First Edition. It will be worth more.
And a tip to those who are "in the know" or want to be "in the know". When this book was first available for pre-order on Amazon it was selling $14 and change. Then it went up to $15 and now it's $17. It's available for as much as $39 used!
And if you want to know why I was in Cambridge, well my daughters had a dance lesson at the Dance Complex. They are studying Kathak dance: a form of Indian storytelling dance.
Traditional Catholics infiltrating Cambridge. Look out.