Thomas Aquinas College Offering New Two-Year Program In The “Pretty Good Books”

November 28, 2014 by  
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Santa Paula, CA––Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California announced this week that they will be offering a new two-year program in the Pretty Good Books.

The small liberal arts and sciences college, which is known for its fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church as well as its focus on Great Books, is now offering a new program designed for students whose minds are not yet quite prepared for the good books, let alone the great ones.

President of the college Michael McLean told EOTT that the purpose of the ambitious new program is that it can be used as “a stepping stone to the better works in history.”

“I believe that our students are not only some of the most faithful students in the country, but they’re also some of the brightest minds in the Church. But we’re looking to be a little more inclusive now. We’re looking for orthodox students who do not have bright minds, but nevertheless have the potential of becoming bright minds.”

Thomas Aquinas College describes their new program syllabus as, composed exclusively of the just barely adequate texts that have, for good or for ill, kinda-sorta animated, for the lack of a better word, Western civilization.

The announcement comes just days after the University of Notre Dame announced the continuation of their Mediocre Books program, which include books such as Heaven Is For Real, as well as Judy Bloom’s theological treatise, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.