Monday, October 08, 2007

Beware of mini popes

Coming from Mark Shea that's a really ironic statement since the man makes his living off a Catholicism. He's attacking a woman named Janice Kraus who dares to say that some Evangelical converts have been confused in their application of the Faith and are causing confusion because of their teaching. Shea calls her a lot of names and snobbishly insults her job---- she's an Administrative Assistant but he never answers her questions. Is the church served by people who aren't priests, traditional nuns or bona fide theologians going from parish to parish giving speeches and selling their books just like a Evangelical preacher on a revival tour?

I don't know Janice Kraus from Eve and I'm not saying I'd rush to hear her talk or buy her books if she was selling any but I know I don't trust Shea and his ilk.

9 comments:

Andy Nowicki said...

Shea remains an ass. No surprise.

Mark said...

I know I don't trust Shea and his ilk.

Ouch. I don't know who you are, nor what I have done to you to provoke that, nor what my ilk is. But I wish you well. Please keep me in your prayers and I will pray for you.

Fr. Charles Ledderer said...

I have to agree with the idea that the Scott Hahn types are somewhat dangerous to the Church. But not for the reasons that you would enumerate. i see too many of them as still clinging to fundamentalist interpretations of Scripture. For instance, in perusing Hahn's writings on the Fall I got the distinct impression that he was treating Genesis 1 and 2 as though they were actually literal historical accounts.

I do have to remind Andy that whatever he may think of Mr. Shea calling him an ass isn't a particularly Christian response.

Mark I will send prayer your way.

Fr. Charles Ledderer said...

OK ... I am stupid and computer illiterate. I don't know how to make the html tags disappear. I wanted the name to be BOLD in my profile ... but I didn't want the tags to follow it everywhere. Oh well. C'est la vie.

Andy Nowicki said...

Father, with respect, I little see how being a Christian should preclude one from making an honest assessment of another's character.

Shea coming onto this site and playing the role of "blameless victim graciously forgiving his persecutor" may fool some of the weak-minded into thinking that he's seen the light, but I see it as a self-serving act that is utterly of a piece with the rest of his schtick.

Carolina Cannonball said...

Hahn is also a charasmatic who in very much against tradition in liturgy.

He's coming to our parish and every one is star struck. bah.

I stopped reading shea years ago.

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I'm not that avid a reader of Shea, but from what I have read, I know this... Dymphna's opinions are much more valuable (and insightful) to me than those of Shea.

Her simplicity and common sense attitudes would make St Therese proud.

Dymphna said...

Bless your heart Vir. Thanks everybody for your comments for good and for ill and I will accept prayers for all takers.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"For instance, in perusing Hahn's writings on the Fall I got the distinct impression that he was treating Genesis 1 and 2 as though they were actually literal historical accounts."

They are.

From your words, I get the impression you are a kind of apostate, not very far from Jim Rigby whom I take on here (feel free to click and read).

It's not just that you give the impression you don't believe this, it's also you give the impression it is somehow dangerous to read someone who does.

Like St Thomas Aquinas, like St Augustine, like a few more like these. You know, canonised saints of the Catholic Church that USED TO believe this too - and still does where she still is herself.