Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ten Days of Davies: Remembering Michael Davies

Michael with Cardinal Ratzinger
As Holy Mother Church celebrates the tremendous feast of the Exultation of the Cross, I find it a wonderful time to remind all my readers (the five or so of you) of one of my favorite Catholic authors, one Mr. Michael Davies.

On September 25th, 2004, Michael passed away from his battle with Cancer, never getting to see the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum which he was sure Cardinal Ratzinger (if made Pope) would bring to reality.  He was a man of many titles: a journalist, a debater, a theologian, but perhaps the title that he most loved was a teacher.  When you listen to his talks you notice how he is always bringing up his work as an elementary school teacher, and how much he loved it.

True to form he was a teacher for all of us, me especially.  I credit Mr. Davies with educating me on the purpose of liturgy and traditional topics.  Such topics remain controversial to this day even with the ‘conservative’ click of Catholics backing down when the traditions of Holy Mother Church come under fire.  Yet it was the perseverance of grand teachers like Mr. Davies that seemed, and truly remain, a light in the darkness.

Dumb Ox Writings is pleased to announce that as a tribute to Michael Davies we will be posting ten straight days of works put forth by Michael Davies. 

We do hope you enjoy them, and only request that you say one Hail Mary each day - totaling 10 for the number of years he has left us since - for his poor soul!

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