The recovery of long-lost texts is a boon for culture and history. The Atlantic has a feature on recovering ancient poems and other content from manuscripts preserved in a 1500 year-old Orthodox monastery.
An old essay by novelist Anthony Burgess “On Being a Lapsed Catholic” has been reprinted by First Things. “I was appalled by the general weakening of the nobility of the Mass—once either gorgeously baroque or monastically austere.”
Close on the heels of the announcement of the updated Knights of Columbus 4th Degree uniforms comes the news that the Swiss Guards are modernizing their traditionally colorful garb.