I've only seen 4 links so far to posts from http://newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com on this site, but all it appears to be is a blog by a priest with a very staunch detractor who comes up with explanations to things that otherwise aren't answered explicitly in the Catechism like does Jesus know what God knows.

So, is the priest who blogs there (Fr. Ryan Erlenbush) a priest in good standing in his diocese and does he have any credentials as a Theologigian.

Like Chesterton, I am rather of an older fashion and usually skeptical of anything that has the words "new" and "theology" that close together. So, if someone could shed some light on this "movement", it would be much appreciated.

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This "New Theological Movement" seems to be something specific to Fr. Ryan Erlenbush.

There is a movement called New Theology (Nouvelle Théologie), whose tenets were condemned in Pope Pius XII's encyclical Humani Generis. See:

There is also a movement called the New Theological Movement, which began in the early 20th century as a movement to educate the faithful about the Holy Mass, but in the years leading up to Vatican II, it was hijacked by Modernists who wanted to change the Mass (dumb it down) to accommodate "modern man". The New Theological Movement today has returned to the movement's original intentions.

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