Dear Dr. Küng: DON’T DO IT!

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Swiss theologian Hans Küng may be about to commit suicide. Since the Second Vatican Council, Küng has been fighting against the Catholic Church’s teachings—arguing for a married priesthood, a decentralized church, and birth control.  When he stubbornly challenged the idea of papal infallibility in 1979, the Vatican stripped him of his license to teach Catholic theology.  He was named professor of ecumenical studies by the University of Tübingen, and has continued to self-identify as … [Read more...]

As Bishops Draft Statement on Assisted Suicide, “Dr. Death” Succumbs Due to Natural Causes

People don’t read much any more. And they don’t listen so much, either. This presents an imposing challenge for the U.S. Bishops, who have the responsibility for clearly elucidating Catholic teaching on contemporary moral issues.  We all know people who are self-identified Catholics, yet who deeply misunderstand or have never heard the clear teaching of the Church on flashpoint issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, and bioethical issues including stem cell research and in vitro … [Read more...]