Article from Angelus Magazine Throws Light on the Roots of NewChurch's "Theology of the Body" Moral Revamp.
Here is an excellent article on John Paul II's "Theology of the Body," which I believe that those in Tradition know so little about. I have been vaguely aware of it for about 30 years, without really studying the matter. Below I will post some of the footnotes in Anne-Marie Temple's article, ones that I find particularly interesting from a philosophical perspective. Mostly they have to do with the then Fr. Karol Wojtyla's attempt to conform Catholic Moral Teachings to the Value-Theory Phenomenology of Max Scheler, an apostate "Catholic." Notice, also, that Wojtyla takes the "transcendental turn" towards an anthropocentric view, coming from Descartes and Kant, "seriously." Well, since Descartes says that what we know are our ideas and Kant says that the mind structures nature rather nature informing and shaping the understanding of the mind ---- our "Catholic" morals seem to have been set for some fundamental changes. Note the last footnote, which says that Cardinal Wojtyla pushed for his "theology of the body" in order to "repair" the "pastoral disaster" occasioned by Humanae Vitae. Are these the "Catholic moral values" that the likes of Cardinal Burke and Chris Ferrara are calling us back to?
Here are the footnotes from the article: