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Hans Küng issues new book attacking Church

Catholic World News - March 09, 2011

The dissident theologian Hans Küng has released a new book denouncing the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

The German-language book, entitled Can the Church Still Be Saved?, continues Küng’s long-running battle against Church teachings on papal infallibility, the indissolubility of marriage, clerical celibacy, and other issues. He encourages lay Catholics to reject the authority of the Church hierarchy.

Küng’s new book is—not coincidentally—scheduled for release on March 10, the same day that will see the official publication of a new book by his former theological colleague, Pope Benedict XVI.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 10, 2011 10:38 AM ET USA

    Sulpicius--I once heard a social worker say that we die the way we lived. Hell is real; we should be warned, and we should pray for this poor old man.

  • Posted by: mrschips19308196 - Mar. 09, 2011 9:37 PM ET USA

    He will not serve..........or obey.....is he still considered a Catholic?

  • Posted by: sulpicius - Mar. 09, 2011 6:31 PM ET USA

    Someone has to state the obvious: "Can Hans Kung Still be Saved?" It's doubtful if he continues on this prideful path and refuses to renounce his heretical views.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Mar. 09, 2011 6:28 PM ET USA

    We've got all kinds of high profile Catholics who reject Church teaching with impunity. How is Kung any different?

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Mar. 09, 2011 5:36 PM ET USA

    Dissident theologian is a distinct understatement. To reject contumaciously defined Church teaching like papal infallibility is formal heresy. Charity towards him requires that medicinal penalties be imposed: suspension ex divinis and excommunication. Enough is enough.

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