Some readers noted that the quote by Belloc…

…that I noted here is basically making the same point Boccacio makes in The Decameron six centuries ago.

My reply: Belloc is not quoting, but he is cribbing. And more power to him! The great thing about being a Catholic writer is that you can plagiarize and call it “being faithful to the Tradition.”

"What are the criteria for differentiating between revealed and social doctrine? As I understand Feser ..."

Pope Initiates Schism with American Conservative ..."
"That's a very interesting question and would take a moral theologian to adequately answer, I ..."

Pope Initiates Schism with American Conservative ..."
"They're not "emotionally charged words". How can you reasonably say it's acceptable to have a ..."

The Church is not Going to ..."
"For many years the church taught that Usury was illicit, that is interest could not ..."

Pope Initiates Schism with American Conservative ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • ivan_the_mad

    I was told years ago that it’s only plagiarism in the academy; in the workplace it’s called leveraging, and people do it all the time! 😛

    Of course, I may be slightly biased here in my affection towards Belloc …

  • Mark R

    Norman Douglas once wrote that anyone can do this sort of thing with a classic as it is part of the patrimony of the West.