the usual suspects
Desperate for new witnesses who will join in the calls for the Pope's resignation, the media have rediscovered Hans Küng, who-- having honed his skills through decades of complaints that his old faculty colleague is responsible for all the world's ills-- sure, enough, thinks the Pope should resign.
In other news, the sun rose in the east again this morning.
Hans Küng, for those who don't know him, began pressing for the resignation of Benedict XVI about 25 minutes after the last papal election. Before that, he was telling the world that John Paul II wasn't fit for the job.
And speaking of people who wanted to get John Paul II out of the way, the media outdid themselves by broadcasting the opinion of the would-be papal assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca. He too thinks Benedict XVI should resign. This time, he implemented his plan to replace the Pontiff by calling a press conference: surely a step in the right direction.
The AP story instructs us that Agca now advertises himself as a messenger from God. That would give his opinion considerable weight, except that, as AP solemnly warns us: "There are questions about Agca's mental health."
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Posted by: Deogratias -
Mar. 31, 2010 2:47 PM ET USA
Let each one of these fresh "revelations" be a fresh reminder to pray for our Holy Father, the Church and indeed for all the Mystical Body. Simply, news=prayer! No moment of grace wasted in useless thoughts. LET US PRAY! Deo Gratias
Posted by: ltluca7192 -
Mar. 30, 2010 9:30 PM ET USA
The death of Jesus' Church has been predicted so often that it is getting a bit monotonous. However, what those Pharisees out there don't realize, they killed Jesus once, but that's last chance they will ever get. Has anyone ever asked themselves why the Pharisees want to silence Jesus' Church; because they don't want to hear about SIN and its consequences. With His Church gone, they can SIN with impunity and not worry. But, they ARE worried especially on their deathbed.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Mar. 29, 2010 10:20 PM ET USA
Well, by O'Connor's own public admission, there are questions about HER mental health, so that leaves Hans Kung as the sober, moderate voice of reason in all of this.
Posted by: parochus -
Mar. 29, 2010 6:45 PM ET USA
Beautiful. Sinead, Agca and Kung. I'm sure the Catholic Health Association and Network are preparing their press releases. Wonder if the Ku Klux Klan will exploit this opportunity to make a comeback!
Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 -
Mar. 29, 2010 4:48 PM ET USA
If there are questions about Agca's mental health, maybe there should be questions about AP's mental health for reporting on what he said. I didn't think the media could stoop any lower than asking for Sinead O'Connor's opinion. Guess I was wrong.
Posted by: Gil125 -
Mar. 29, 2010 4:37 PM ET USA
Does the AP also raise questions about Hans Kung's mental health? Just wondering.