Cathedral Latin School: Where pious young boys were taught the importance of Drinking Judiciously, circa 1966.

Finis Origine Pendet


The Cathedral Latin School


Where our time was spent thinking about…


Drinking judiciously.


Bored, in terminus, with school, at age 5, I turned to learning of life exclusively on my own account.


I’ve met, in my life, maybe, one-half dozen men who can drink judiciously.


Of women’s drinking, I haven’t any opinion. I hear that girls have drinking troubles as well, but as, I learned years gone back, men know nothing about women on any level, so why would men know anything about girl’s drinking?


They wouldn’t.


So, we limit ourselves here to men.


At seminary, in 1966, in my little diary called “Notes to Myself,” I wrote this:


“Drinking must be done either judiciously or not at all. A man must decide, if or no, he can drink judiciously. No other man can say, if or no, another man can drink judiciously. Every man must decide this for himself alone if, or no, he can drink judiciously.”


“Trouble is, of course, no man can do.”


John Daniel Begg, 1966, The Cathedral Latin School, Washington, District of Columbia, Letters to Myself.

Later, at University, Father Joseph Moody, now with Jesus Above us, said this to me, more than once, in his digs there:


“Young Beggs~I am planning your political career. You’ve no morals and you are reasonably good looking~not overly so, thank God, as too pretty frightens and offends the Americans.


Always remember that the Americans want very much to think themselves superior to their President, on all levels. Don’t put on airs. You can be President very, very, easily.


Stay just a smidgen left of center and don’t make waves. And remember this: More great men have been ruined by that bottle than by all other demons of this earth, combined.


Combined, Young Beggs. Combined.


As you note in your little diary, young Beggs ‘either drink judiciously or do not drink at all.’”

Non Sibi


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  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~
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    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~


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    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school, for me, began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
    Non Sibi
    The Cathedral Latin School, 1966.
    The escape continues..
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2 thoughts on “Cathedral Latin School: Where pious young boys were taught the importance of Drinking Judiciously, circa 1966.

  1. I remember you from CLS. I’d ride with you and Jim O’Donnell in your Dad’s car sometimes. He’d always make us pray upon pulling out of your parking spot on Bulls Run. I doubt I’ve seen you since. Once I spotted your brother Chris above the NIH/Navy Med Metro station. I don’t know what to think about CLS. I mostly don’t bother as it has no relevance to my life right now. Funny to think, this essay of your is now probably the only existing public memory of that place on California Street.

    Hope your life has been okay. Cheers, Mike McNally
    ps whatever happened to Kelly Street?

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