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 ...
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.