Gut Check

In Eludications, the eminent theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar gives our blog a (Marian-feminist?!) gut check.

What can one say of “political theology” and “critical Catholicism”? They are outlines for discussion for professors of theology and anti-repressive students, but scarcely for a congregation which consists of young children, women, old men, and the sick — and not simply of vigorous young men — whose most important tasks are most certainly other than that of giving expression to “eschatological reservations” over and against the forms of the state. May not the reason for such typically male and abstract notions be because of the abandonment of the deep femininity of the marian character of the Church? (p. 110)

Well, there must be a place for vigorous, over-educated young men in the Church, no? Abandoning a devotion to Mary? No comment.

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