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Küng says Church must follow his advice

Catholic World News - May 09, 2011

Dissident theologian Hans Küng has declared that the Catholic Church can survive only by following a program of reform laid out in his new book, Can the Church Still Be Saved?

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  • Posted by: tony2311 - May. 13, 2011 5:30 AM ET USA

    It is really surprising that Kung is still put up with. Nearly 40 years ago, his books were deemed suitable as end-of-year prizes at a Presbyterian Church bible class! (Although that may also say something about the state of the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand in the 70s). I received one myself. So when I finally came home to the true Church in 2008, I was most surprised to find that Kung was Catholic (at least according to him).

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 11, 2011 7:00 PM ET USA

    Whoa, now there's an ego for ya!

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - May. 11, 2011 4:56 PM ET USA

    How long, O Lord?

  • Posted by: impossible - May. 10, 2011 11:54 PM ET USA

    Kung has long believed in infallibility, that is, his own infallibility. Let's hope that his good friend Benedict XVI will treat him with truth and charity - by telling him the truth about Hell and hopefully save him from going there. Kung has been treated with kid gloves for way too many years.

  • Posted by: pauljworthington637024 - May. 10, 2011 10:35 AM ET USA

    Who died and made him Pope?

  • Posted by: GabrielAustin9013 - May. 10, 2011 9:18 AM ET USA

    "He told the mostly elderly audience..." 'Nuff said.

  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - May. 10, 2011 2:27 AM ET USA

    Okay, Hans -- we'll get right on it ...

  • Posted by: Obregon - May. 09, 2011 11:15 PM ET USA

    If we follow "his" advice, we would no longer be Catholic, we will be Anglican.

  • Posted by: Wolf of Gubbio - May. 09, 2011 7:37 PM ET USA

    Unfortunately for Kung, the young that are still in the Church are solidly orthodox. They'll be taking their marching orders from the likes of Fr. Z!

  • Posted by: Ut videam - May. 09, 2011 6:31 PM ET USA

    "He told the mostly elderly audience..." No need to read any further.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 09, 2011 5:11 PM ET USA

    Is this what is meant by having a "Jesus Complex?"

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