Thursday, August 11, 2005

The aim of this journal is to advance a Catholic understanding of the family, the economy and society as a whole.

Arcadia, in the classical imagination, represented a integration of nature and human life. Living on the shores of Howe Sound, close by mountains & sea, it is impossible to be ignorant of the power and majesty present in the untrammelled wilds. Rather than raising nature to a greater dignity, modern society has erased its presence; and where that erasure is incomplete, nature has become debased, twisted rather than extended. While the classical Arcadia was hardly a utopia, it nonetheless speaks of an ideal in which man seeks his highest identity as part of creation, rather than trapped within worlds and selves of his own making.


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