Dr. Larry Chapp
By Larry Chapp Before I begin today’s blog a note of terminological clarification is in order. In what follows I will often be referring to what I am calling the “neo-traditionalists”. All Catholics ought to be some form of a traditionalist since, obviously, as Catholics the living Tradition, as interpreted by the magisterium, is important […]
By Larry Chapp “The profession ‘There is only one God’ is, precisely because it has itself no political aims, a program of decisive political importance: through the absoluteness that it lends the individual from his God, and through the relativization to which it relegates all political communities in comparison with the unity of the God […]
by Larry Chapp In January of 2018, Kenneth Copeland, the octogenarian prosperity Gospel televangelist, took possession of a fifty-million-dollar Gulf Stream jet aircraft, for the purpose of helping him “spread the Gospel”. He had come under some heavy criticism for this purchase, as some rightly wondered why a minister of the Gospel (sic) needed an airship […]
“In the child Jesus, the defenselessness of God is apparent. God comes without weapons, because he does not wish to conquer from outside but desires to win and transform us from within. If anything can conquer man’s vainglory, his violence, his greed, it is the vulnerability of the child. God assumed this vulnerability in order […]
Dr. Larry Chapp I begin this post, as I sometimes like to do, with an admission. As I thunder and bluster about the bourgeois worldliness of the modern Church, and the need for all of us to take up the universal call to holiness, I have harbored in my heart a smoldering doubt about whether […]
The Choice: Bourgeois Well-Being or Conversion to Christ: Beige Catholicism and the Challenges of the Young Priest
Dr. Larry Chapp “Today Christians are faced with a no less heavy responsibility. There is always a temptation for religion to ally itself with the existing order, and if we today ally ourselves with the bourgeois because the enemies of the bourgeois are often also the enemies of the Church, we shall be repeating the […]
Dr. Larry Chapp I was reading an article the other day about an ongoing miracle in Italy that dates back to 1336. In December of that year a young, pregnant woman named Egidia Mathis was walking home at night and feared for her life because of some unsavory characters who appeared to have evil intentions toward […]
Before the advent of the papacy of Pope Francis it was possible to view the Church’s reception of the Second Vatican Council as one of creative continuity with the Tradition, derailed for a time in the post conciliar silly season, but now set right by two holy and brilliant popes. Indeed, while still prefect of the […]
Dr. Larry Chapp In the interest of full disclosure I begin with an admission. And that admission is that I am a hopeless Romantic who has read too much Tolkien and who longs to live in the sacral world of Middle Earth with its enchanted woods, priestly wizards, and noble Kings who rule by hereditary […]
Several people have asked me to comment on the recently released McCarrick report and so I thought I would offer the following brief comments. I will return to my series on Vatican II and will have a new blog post on the Conciliar document Dignitatis Humanae by the end of the week. So stay tuned…. As I have mentioned […]
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