Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New links and a new blog

Have you ever wondered whether the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a physical heart? Take a look at this post for an answer!
While you’re at it, consider the other articles on this new blog, VirtuousPla.net, which is aimed especially at Catholic young adults and promises to be a great addition to the blogosphere. [I will be writing for it about twice a month, but there are many other (young) contributors as well who will be writing from various perspectives, all unwaveringly and unabashedly faithful to the Magisterium of the Church.]
Additionally, check out some of the new links that we at NTM have added to the newly-created right sidebar. You will find links to many helpful Catholic resources (including catechisms, bible commentaries, St. Thomas’ writings, and more) and also to a handful of the works of Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange (including his famous article: “Where is the ‘New Theology’ Leading Us?” – n.b. though our blog is called “The New Theological Movement”, we are not generally followers of the “New Theology” of Balthasar, Congar, and de Lubac).


Anonymous said...


What is the “New Theology” of Balthasar, Congar, and de Lubac ?


Michelangelo said...

Dear Father Ryan,

Thank you, I'll check out that blog! Great post about the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady too. And in response to Michael, as a sophomore at heart, and having had to slog through those guys, the main thing is that they're boring! The real Catholic theologians, such as our current Holy Father, are always immediately worth the effort to read and study, even when it takes considerable effort. To use the fishing analogy, with the real theologians, you fish it hard and you're always catching a mess of lunkers. With the other guys, the gobies are just stealing your worms... Yech! God bless, Father.

Father Ryan Erlenbush said...

Michael (anon 9:09pm),
The "New Theology" is a general term for a certain style/movement of theology from the mid 1900's to the present.

They emphasize starting more from man than from God -- they are characterized by obscuring the distinction between nature and grace, as well as a major rejection of the scholastic tradition.

Take a look at Garrigou-Lagrange's article.

Peace to you! +

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