FELIX ANNO DOMINI 2011!
"As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism....
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces".
Christopher Dawson, writer, scholar, British Catholic convert, and Professor of Divinity at Harvard University (1958-1962).