is tlie most formal explanation of the faith and practice of thernChurch, and not the fact of God revealing the faith “once for allrndelixered to the saints” (and to which the human mind is ablernto gie its reasonable assent), then the faith is simply one stagernin a dialectical progress which leaves it outmoded, and doctrinalrndifferences are simply irreducible antitheses ready to be resoKedrninto a higher synthesis which makes their truth or falsehoodrnirrelevant.rnSt. Pius X v’as nodiing less than a prophet when he taught atrnthe beginning of this centur)’ that scholasticism was the fortressrnof defense which maintains the integrit)’ of doctrine in the facernof modernist historicism, and that there is no clearer sign of thernpresence of this error than disdain for the traditional use of philosophrnin die Church. We must beware. If one is Cadiolic orrnOrthodox soleK- because he is determined b’ certain cultural,rnethnic, and polihcal forces, then when these forces are judgedrnb the mighty of this world, within the Church or without, tornhae fulfilled their purpose in the moement of perpetualrnprogress (toward universal democratic capitalism, for example),rnhe must obediently give up the faith. What was once a tool inrnthe process becomes its obstacle and so ecraser Vinjame becomesrnthe motto of the lodge, seminar, or cabinet room. Thisrnhappened to the Gallican French, is happening in the Irish republicrnand Poland now, as it has happened in Greece, and willrnhappen in Russia, in Serbia, and in Croatia. It also will happenrnhere when the time comes when being a Catholic or Orthodoxrnbeliever will not be able to be a profession of a “mere Christianit”rnwhich protects with its “famiU values” the rapaciousnessrnof die elite few and so escapes their persecution. In the modernrnworld, nahonalist or statist romanticisms, inspiring as they mayrnseem, carr- in themselves the seeds of their own undoing.rnGennadios Scholarios was not Orthodox because that religionrnwas the genius and defense of the Greek people, but ratherrnhe loved his nation because he was Orthodox, preferring its fallrnto its defection in its faith. He was Orthodox and so a patriot,rnbecause he heeded the injunction of Moses to honor his fatherrnand mother and of St. Peter to love the brethren, to fear God,rnand to honor the emperor. The Croatian and Serb and Americanrnmust do the same. Countless pious Orthodox andrnCatholics have died and are ding in our dying centun’ as victimsrnof the arrangements of others who are the enemies of thernfaith and homeland of any man on any side. During WorldrnWar I, the Pope of Rome, like a new Judas Maccabeus, took thernvigorously supernatural initiative of giving to every Catholicrnpriest the privilege of offering the sacrifice of the Mass twicernmore than the usual once on All Souls’ Day for the repose of allrnthe departed of both sides in the immense conflict. Our centuryrnhas only confirmed the urgency of his insight. Perhaps thatrnis where we must begin an ecumenism of tiie anti-ecumenical,rnsimply by praying for the dead. As Lance tells the waveringrnANNOUNCING THE 1999rnPHILLIPS FOUNDATION JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPrn• WORKING JOURNALISTS ELIGIBLE FOR $50,000 •rnI f you are a working print journalist with less than five years of professional experience, a unique opportunityrnawaits – the chance to apply for a grant to complete a one-year project of your choosing, focusing on journalismrnsupportive of American culture and a tree societ)’. The Foundation offers one $50,000 full-time andrntwo $25,000 part-time fellowships.rnJ? ounded in 1990, the Phillips Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance therncause of objective journalism. The Foundation’s fellowship program serves to provide support for journalistsrnwho share the Foundation’s mission: to advance constitutional principles, a democratic society and a vibrantrnfree enterprise system.rniLpplications are now being accepted for the 1999 Phillips Foundation JournaUsm Fellowships.rnApplications must be postmarked by March 1, 1999. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner inrnWashington in the Spring. The fellowship will begin on September 1,1999. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.rnFor applications and more information, write:rnMr. John Farley: THE PHILLIPS FOUNDATIONrn7811 Montrose Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854 • Telephone (301) 340-2100 • E-mail: [email protected]: March 1,1999rnDECEMBER 1998/17rnrnrn