Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A 20th-Century Knight for Truth

What does a modern-day knight look like? Margaret Datiles makes the case for the knight errantry of Dietrich von Hildebrand at Headlinebistro.

He was chased by Nazis. He was a philosopher before his time. His revolutionary thoughts on the nature of marriage and sexuality left a lasting mark on modern Church teachings. One day, he might be a Doctor of the Church.

Who is this unsung hero? His name is Dietrich von Hildebrand.

Sometimes referred to as a “Knight for Truth,” von Hildebrand stands out as a much-needed voice of Catholic faith, reason and courage in today’s over-sexualized, relativistic world.

With the recent passage of laws re-defining marriage and consideration of health care “reforms” that may unleash a policy of abortion-on-demand throughout the nation, von Hildebrand’s writings are a beacon of light to all who strive to stay true to Christian principles. He is a breath of fresh air amidst the cloud of moral subjectivity that chokes our legal system, culture and society.

If you’re looking for a contemporary Catholic role model who lived his life as a witness to Christ, or for a writer who can provide guidance on the application of Christian principles to modern situations involving subjectivism, sexuality and marriage, von Hildebrand is your man ...

Read more of Dietrich von Hildebrand: A Knight for Truth in a Relativistic World.

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