“Historical knowledge and consciousness are indispensable to the health of the church”

"First, historical knowledge, even if justifiable by its practical uses, is not an end in itself. ...Such disciplines provide needed clarity and direction, and as the companions of the pilgrim save him from much needless wandering. But the pilgrim is not meant only to achieve clarity and a good sense of direction. The pilgrim is meant to attain the fatherland. Second, not just any historical knowledge is worth having." - Conciliar Post

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