I want to address, briefly, an issue that has been raised by several of my readers in emails to me in response to my post on Balthasar’s “Dare We Hope” thesis. And that is the issue of why I seem to go after “traditionalists” more than I do Catholic liberals, despite my obvious disdain for
By Larry Chapp “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our
Interview with Kale Zelden and Larry Chapp. Two Main Topics: 1. The German Synodal Path and 2. Bishop Robert Barron
Linked below is my latest podcast video with Kale Zelden on his show “Sideshow Kale.” In the section dealing with Bishop Barron, Kale, though a big admirer of Bishop Barron, expresses some reservations about his evangelizing style. I defend Bishop Barron and at one point in the conversation Kale mentions a lecture that Bishop Barron
By Dr. Larry Chapp Ralph Martin, in his latest book “A Church in Crisis,” has some very uncharitable things to say about the mystic Adrienne von Speyr that merit a response. Although he does not say so explicitly it is hard to escape the conclusion that he thinks her alleged charisms are false. Indeed, he
Book Review by Dr. Larry Chapp in Catholic World Report. A Review of David C. Schindler’s New Book: “The Politics of the Real: the Church Between Liberalism and Integralism.”
Linked below is the review. My next blog post after this one will be a defense of Adrienne von Speyr. And after that a blog on universalism, since everybody seems hot to trot on that topic. But for now … in addition to the review linked below I offer the following additional observations: Schindler’s text
Dr. Larry Chapp If you want a dog whistle guaranteed to summon a pack of barking traditionalists just mention the names of either Hans Urs von Balthasar or Bishop Robert Barron. The former more than the latter and the latter only to the extent that he expresses sympathy for the former. Balthasar and his alleged
Podcast Interview with Larry Chapp and Kris McGregor on “Love Alone” by Hans Urs von Balthasar. Parts Three, Four, and Five.
Many thanks to Kris McGregor for inviting me to discuss this wonderful text. I will be posting a new blog post soon on Balthasar and the question of “universalism.” So stay tuned.
The Universal Call to Holiness: part Three. The non-heroic Church and the False Accusation that Holiness is a Sectarian Perfectionism.
“To live together as brother and sister? Of course, I have high respect for those who are doing this. But it is a heroic act, and heroism is not for the average Christian.” Cardinal Walter Kasper (Commonweal, May 7, 2014) In the quote above Cardinal Kasper is trying to develop a better pastoral response to
Here is the next installment of my interview with Kris McGregor. It looks like there is also going to be a part three. And there will be a new blog post coming soon on the universal call to holiness. It has been much delayed by all kinds of other projects. It should be up by
A podcast interview between Larry Chapp and Kris McGregor on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Part One: “Only Love is Credible.”
Linked above is a podcast I did with Kris McGregor which is part one of a two part podcast on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar with a special focus on his small, programmatic book “Love Alone is Credible.” (Glaubhaft ist nur Liebe). Kris runs the “Balthasar: Beauty, Truth, Goodness” podcast which is devoted
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