I have to say that I have been following today the little dust up regarding Alice von Hildebrand and Christopher West. My impressions are that Alice is correct in her opinions. I have seen Mr. West’s presentation on EWTN and it makes me squirm…until I turn it off. Also from the pulpit and in conversations with priests I have been warned to stay away from the presentations, because they are unchaste.
Stick with the writings of John Paul II if you want to learn about the so-called “Theology of the Body”. The rest is an occasion of sin, frankly.
Here is the article from CNA
Christopher West’s ideas on sexuality ignore ‘tremendous dangers,’ Alice von Hildebrand says
A number of the critics to Alice von Hildebrand’s opinion on the matter range from “she doesn’t know what she’s talking about” to “she goes too far.” That is precisely what she hasn’t done. The Catholic sense tells the well formed conscience when to stay away. It is called the virtue of Prudence, and it the chief Cardinal Virtue from which the other ones flow. And honestly she does know what she’s talking about, and can run theological circles around her detractors.