"It is our duty to live among books, especially to live by ONE BOOK, and a very old one."
-Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman, Tracts for the Times, no. 2
|Fateful meeting with St. Thomas: a drawing from Fr Busa's last Christmas card (2010).|
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of the their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.So there is a general patent assumption that censorship is intrinsically bad and an impediment to intellectual freedom. (My local public library even recently re-affirmed its decision to not filter p*rn on its computers, in the name of not invading patron privacy, and I guess, avoiding the expense of filtering software). Considering popular historical associations with censorship, such as government and school banned books lists, and the reputed Index Librorum Prohibitorum, issued by the Catholic Church, any discussion of censorship still carries significant political and emotional charges.
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|...but not everything.|