Faithless and perverse generation

Writes Rick:

From Henry de Montherlant’s 1954 novel Les Jeunes filles (translated as The Girls):

The contemporary Church had no more right to evoke the example of a St. Augustine or the doctrine of a St. Thomas without making itself ridiculous than the dead humanism of our universities has the right to claim descent from Greece or Rome: the ancient world and the Middle Ages were tabernacles of a spirituality which no religion or philosophy has been able to continue or transform.