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Admissions error

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Mar 18, 2004

Dissident theologian Hans Küng recently told an Australian broadcast audience that as a young man, Karol Wojtyla lacked the theological background necessary for entrance into the Gregorian university.

In making this observation, Küng obviously intends a put-down of Wojtyla. But only a bloody-minded ideologue could fail to notice that the ridicule flows in the opposite direction. In failing to admit the future Pope John Paul II, the Gregorian admissions committee botched the case.

Now if we could hear from the admissions office of the schools where Hans Küng got his training...

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 18, 2004 9:10 PM ET USA

    Well, what is obvious to me is that Hans is a wee bit jealous.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Mar. 18, 2004 10:01 AM ET USA

    I don't believe Jesus Christ, lay carpenter, had the theological training necessary to enter the Gregorian University either, but, since its an Ad Hominem attack, and therefore, a formal logical fallacy, I don't see what Kung's comment proves, except that by the standards of hack politics, he engages in personal pejoratives instead of addressing the issue at hand. And the issue at hand, is as always, Hans Kung. Its ALWAYS Hans Kung and his journey on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

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