It's been months (or perhaps a year or two?) since I've had any interactions with the person behind the Catholic Champion blog. I visit the Catholic Champion occasionally. Two recent posts deserve mentioning:
A Warning to Those Who Oppose Saint Thomas and Scholasticism: In this entry, a few quotes from Pius X are brought up in which he asserts "We will and ordain that scholastic philosophy be made the basis of the sacred sciences" and "those are to be disapproved as of Modernist tendencies who exalt positive theology in such a way as to seem to despise the scholastic."
The real gem though is the post Contradictions? You Decide... This post contains dueling quotes from various popes on scholastic philosophy. for instance:
Pope Pius X wrote: "The chief doctrines of St. Thomas' philosophy cannot be regarded as mere opinions—which anyone might discuss pro and con, but rather as a foundation on which all science of both natural and divine things rests. If they are taken away, or perverted in any way, then this necessarily follows: that the students of sacred studies will not perceive even the meaning of those words whereby the divinely revealed dogmas are uttered by the teaching of the Church."
Joseph Ratzinger: "To free itself from the constraining fetters of Roman Scholastic Theology represents a duty upon which, in my humble opinion, the possibility of the survival of Catholicism seems to depend."
These Catholic Champion entries are some of the best Roman Catholic blog posts I've read in quite a while. Kudos to the Catholic Champion!
Addendum: The Catholic Champion needs to update their "Cool Catholic blogs" side bar list, and weed out those who have left the cool Roman Catholic church.