Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Latin and Catholic school education

We've recently been discussing the Latin language a lot. Below is a video from my YouTube channel, in which I answer a viewer's question about my own experiences with the language as a Catholic school student.

The short answer: Even though I attended Catholic schools between 1974 and 1986, I never learned more than a few words of Latin. 

Why? Latin was then out of vogue. The lingering effects of Vatican II, and the general cultural nihilism of the then recent 1960s had made Latin seem "too traditional" in the minds of the educational establishment of the day--including the educational establishment within Catholic schools.