This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Interpreting the signs of the times

We have already said that the Church acts as guardian of universal truth, and is not concerned with technical solutions.[1] She operates on certain permanent principles which, although they never change, may require new adaptations depending on the time and place in which they are to be applied. This is not because the truth is somehow “relative,” or changing, but because man and his environment are constantly changing. Each age brings its own peculiarities and its own problems. As an expert in humanity,[2] the Church’s duty is to constantly observe the flux of social conditions, appraising these adjustments as to whether they are good or bad, and responding to them in language intelligible to each new generation.[3]

[1] LS, 188.

[2] CSDC, 61; PP, 13.

[3] GS, 4.

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