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Gregory Baum, controversial Canadian theologian, dead at 94

October 20, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Gregory Baum, an influential theologian who served as an expert during Vatican II and reportedly drafted the Council’s statement Nostra Aetate, died in Montreal on October 18 at the age of 94. A critic of Church teaching on contraception and an advocate for women’s ordination, Baum left the priesthood to marry a woman, but later revealed that he also had a longstanding homosexual relationship with another ex-priest.

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