One of the cores of the members of the Traditian Order will be preserving tradition. This involves three principles: (1) To always be learning Catholic tradition, (2) to defend Catholic tradition in the public square, and (3) to pass on Catholic tradition to those with any interest to learn about it.
Part of this will be the Tradition: Online Resources pages. Over time we will seek out online written, video and audio resources that teach Catholic history in a persuasive (and concise if possible) way. Blogs, podcasts, videos, movies, summaries, debates and anything else that persuasively describes an era of history or an aspect of the faith will all be considered. We will eventually add particular papal encyclicals typical of each Age as well.
We happily take suggestions for the list, and feel free to add a comment at the bottom about anything that you think should or might be added.
THE TEN AGES
I. Genesis, the Logos and the Beginnings.
II. King David, the Prophesies and the Pre-Christian Priesthood (1000 B.C. – 500 B.C.)
III. Greece, Rome and the Pre-Christian Philosophers (500 B.C. – 1 B.C.)
IV. Christ and the Apostolic Age (1–100 A.D.)
V. Church Fathers to the Fall of the Empire (100–590 A.D.)
VI. Monasticism and the Early Medieval Church (590–1000 A.D.)
VII. The Crusades and the Late Medieval Church (1000-1517 A.D.)
VIII. Trent and the Counter-Reformation (1517–1798?)
IX. The Church of Tradition (1798?–1964)
X. The Battle Against Modernism (1965-current)
A note on sources:
- If a source is truthful, traditional concise and persuasive on one topic but not another, they may be used is our lists. By way of example, Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, California is one of the great Catholic commentators of our Age. His videos, podcasts and writing on most topics are excellent and worthwhile. However, it is possible to interpret his comments as being universalist on the matter of the Last Things, i.e. he comments that he does not believe that many are in Hell, a topic where Jesus himself said the gate is narrow. He is used for comments where he is reliable and persuasive and not used where his traditionalism is in question.