Thursday, May 03, 2012

Replies to common YouTube Objections

Here Fr. Barron deals with what he calls two YouTube "heresies": (1) Scientism and (2) Ecclesial Angelism.

[Hat tip to Roger Lessa, whose following link led me to Barron's piece: Msgr. Charles Pope, "Pope’s Remarks to US Bishops: Powerful and required reading" (Archdiocese of Washington, May 3, 2012). Thanks!]




I'm know this is nit-picky, but isn't the first heresy that Fr. Barron is describing already known as Positivism?

Pertinacious Papist


You are right, of course; but for some reason this continues to be news in many quarters of popular culture, which makes Fr. Barron's reply to the "first heresy" as timely as Michael Polanyi's refutation of positivism in his book, Personal Knowledge in 1958, even if Fr. Barron's is a mere thumbnail sketch of a reply.