Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dietrich von Hildebrand on the Traditional Mass

If you don't know who Dietrich von Hildebrand is, I feel bad for you. He is basically the benchmark for 20th century Catholic philosopher awesomeness. His work defending the Faith is fantastic from top to bottom. Ever heard of Theology of the Body? Guess what? The premises for just about everything that JPII says on the subject is based on von Hildebrand's work on marriage and purity. His analysis of hope for Vatican II in Trojan Horse in the City of God is brilliant, while his palpable sadness for the post-conciliar Church in The Devastated Vineyard is moving. Read all his stuff as soon as you can.

For the time being, check out this essay on the Traditional Mass, courtesy of the Latin Mass Society. Thanks to Dave Hartline at the Catholic Report for pointing this out to all of us via Rich Leonardi's commentary on his blog.

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