The Party is over…
And Now the Judgment:
Fr. Richard McBrien is Dead
One of the most notorious American Modernists has been called to judgment: The University of Notre Dame’s infamous Fr. Richard McBrien is dead. He died on January 25 at the age of 78 and is thus no longer able to offend our Lord or deceive souls.
Few people did more to undermine the Catholic Faith than the suit-and-tie priest McBrien. Ordained in 1962, he was a priest for the diocese of Hartford, Connecticut. He taught as a professor of theology at different schools such as Boston College and, most notably, at that beacon of Modernism, the University of Notre Dame. Despite his numerous open heresies, such as his denial of the dogma of the Perpetual Virginity of the Bl. Virgin Mary and the Virgin Birth of our Lord, McBrien was never censured or otherwise disciplined and remained a priest “in good standing” in the Novus Ordo Sect.
His lifetime achievement, if one may call it that, is the 1344-page mammoth Catholicism, originally published in two volumes in 1980 and republished as a single volume in a revised and updated edition in 1994. The book does not carry an imprimatur.
McBrien’s Catholicism is a work so Modernist that even the Novus Ordo “Bishops” of the United States condemned it — and that says a lot:
- Review of Fr. McBrien’s Catholicism (National Conference of “Catholic Bishops”)
Besides Catholicism, McBrien wrote 24 other books and authored a syndicated weekly column called “Essays in Theology”. He was a frequent guest on television whenever the media needed a “Catholic” voice critical of Catholic teaching. It should come as no surprise that the Modernist giant McBrien served as the theological consultant for the blasphemous movie The DaVinci Code, which portrays our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ as having been married to St. Mary Magdalene.
All this and more information can be found in the following sources (all Novus Ordo, so use caution):
- Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian, has died (National [Non-]Catholic Reporter)
- Obituary: Richard P. McBrien, 1936-2015 (accessed Jan. 25, 2015)
- Dealing with Dissent: Fr. Richard McBrien (Ronald J. Rychlak)
The death of Richard McBrien is a good reminder that death will come for all of us, whether sooner or later: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment” (Heb 9:27).
UPDATE 29-JAN-2015: Tom Droleskey has written the following piece on McBrien’s passing:
- Death of an Apostate and Blasphemer (Christ or Chaos)