Posts Tagged ‘Hans Küng’
Fr Federico Lombardi has issued a short reflection marking the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s election today.
John Allen describes the Pope’s approach to the abuse crisis as “pastoral, not political“.
Bishop Richard Williamson will appeal his £9,000 ($13,000) fine for Holocaust denial.
Pope Benedict has donated £32,000 ($50,000) to the victims of landslides in Brazil.
The Vatican has given its recognitio to the Revised Grail Psalter.
The Pave the Way Foundation says it has unearthed documents showing that the Church excommunicated members of the Nazi Party.
Catholic Culture is inviting Catholics around the world to join it in a defence of Pope Benedict.
The Irish Times has published Hans Küng’s scathing open letter to the world’s bishops.
Nicholas Cafardi asks why the US bishops fought healthcare reform to the end.
The New Liturgical Movement mourns Cardinal Tomas Spidlik.
Robert George wonders if it’s true that not a single Opus Dei priest has ever been accused of abuse.
And Rory Fitzgerald asks if Richard Dawkins should be arrested “for covering up atheist crimes”.
The Pope has decided to create a new commission to investigate alleged apparitions at Medjugorje, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said.
As the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince was laid to rest, the Pope sent a letter of condolence to the president of Haiti, Vatican Radio reports (audio).
The Archbishop of Canterbury has attended a Mass at Westminster Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Vincent Nichols (photos here).
Faith schools “must be absolutely clear about the importance of civil partnerships“, Education Secretary Ed Balls has said.
The Murphy Report has become an unlikely bestseller in Ireland.
The new Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has been installed, succeeding the slain Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho.
An eight-month-old boy is being cared for after being taken from his home in Nottinghamshire and abandoned on the steps of an Irish cathedral.
A pro-life advertisement will air during this year’s Superbowl.
The Guardian publishes an approving profile of “America’s last late-term abortionist“.
No Hidden Magenta wonders why pro-lifers have embraced the pro-choice Scott Brown.
Simon Sarmiento accuses the churches of panicking over the Equality Bill.
Fr Ray Blake says Benedict XVI’s policy on distributing Holy Communion at papal liturgies is “absurd and nonsensical“.
Adam Kirsch says Hans Küng offers Judaism backhanded praise in his latest book.
James Wood reflects on how preachers deal with natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti.
Francis X Clooney SJ says we shouldn’t completely dismiss Pat Robertson’s comments about Haiti and Peter Schineller SJ considers whether the Church supports “the right to loot“.
And Pope Benedict has announced plans to build a second Vatican on the moon by the year 2017 (audio).
Last year scientists identified a new condition affecting thousands of people around the world: Obama Derangement Syndrome. They define this as “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the statements – nay – the very existence of Barack Obama”.
Researchers have now discovered a debilitating new substrain, which they are calling Personal Ordinariate Derangement Syndrome, or PODS.
If you are highly intelligent, have a worldwide following which hangs on your every word and have a pre-existing dislike of Benedict XVI, then you run a high risk of developing PODS. How do you know whether you have the syndrome? Simple: if you begin to write an article about the Pope’s new Anglican provision and find yourself raging about cannibalism, homophobia, misogyny and pederasty, then you should consult your doctor immediately. Prominent sufferers include Richard Dawkins, Maureen Dowd and Hans Küng.
Photo: A patient receives an inoculation against PODS
Hans Küng has broken his silence about the Apostolic Constitution. Writing on the Guardian website he accuses Pope Benedict of being “set upon restoring the Roman imperium”.
He makes no concessions to the Anglican communion. On the contrary, he wants to preserve the medieval, centralistic Roman system for all ages – even if this makes impossible the reconciliation of the Christian churches in fundamental questions. Evidently, the papal primacy – which Pope Paul VI admitted was the greatest stumbling block to the unity of the churches – does not function as the ‘rock of unity’.
The old-fashioned call for a ‘return to Rome’ raises its ugly head again, this time through the conversion particularly of the priests, if possible, en masse. In Rome, one speaks of a half-million Anglicans and 20 to 30 bishops. And what about the remaining 76 million?
This is a strategy whose failure has been demonstrated in past centuries and which, at best, might lead to the founding of a ‘uniate’ Anglican ‘mini-church’ in the form of a personal prelature, not a territorial diocese.