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Revealed: The Confession of a Catholic Worker's Radical Call to Holiness

Larry Chapp delivers honest critique of culture and the Christian response

Carmel Communications
April 25, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- In his new book, CONFESSION OF A CATHOLIC WORKER: OUR CURRENT MOMENT OF CHRISTIAN WITNESS (Ignatius Press), Larry S. Chapp acknowledges the fact that everyone knows there is a "crisis" in the Catholic Church and in the world around us. Some say it is capitalism gone wild. Others say it is the decay of tradition, family and objective truth. Still others say it is the rise of radical, reactionary conservatism. Though all may not agree on the nature of the crisis, who doesn't agree that there is one, and who isn't worried?

But for Chapp, crisis is always the norm of Christian existence and the key for Christians is how to navigate the constant crisis while not compromising their faith, which is the central theme of CONFESSION OF A CATHOLIC WORKER.

Chapp, Ph.D., is a retired professor of theology who taught at DeSales University for twenty years. He received his doctorate from Fordham University in 1994 with a specialization in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He is now the owner and manager of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm near Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

In a cold, dying world choked by greed, the Gospel calls for radical love and radical living. Using the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Peter Maurin, and Dorothy Day, Chapp argues in CONFESSION OF A CATHOLIC WORKER that the real remedy to the disease of sin is not niceness, not political liberation, not fancy liturgical dress, but a free decision to live totally and joyfully in Jesus Christ, without compromise. Just as the martyrs chose God over life itself, so each Christian must, in the crucial hour, choose Jesus over all things. Everything hinges on the moment of Christian witness.

"Bracing and beautiful, learned and profound, and, at times, even funny," Michael Hanby, Associate Professor, John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America, says of CONFESSION OF A CATHOLIC WORKER. "Chapp pierces through both the tired opposition of traditionalism and progressivism and the deadly mediocrity of the anonymous atheism that constitutes the omnipresent crisis of Christianity in the modern world. An indispensable book and a much-needed ray of hope in these despairing times. I could not put it down, and I cannot recommend it highly enough."

For more information, to request a media review copy, or to schedule an interview with Larry S. Chapp, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

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