- Apr 10, 2021
With the death on Tuesday of the 93-year-old Father Hans Küng, liberal post-Vatican II Catholicism has lost its muse, and the entire Church has lost someone who never failed to make things more interesting.
In the past, an apology from a pope was considered unseemly and unregal. During the last three papacies, it’s become routine.
When the First Vatican Council formally declared the dogma of papal infallibility in 1870, it was very carefully circumscribed. According to the council’s formula, a papal edict is regarded as incapable of error only if: It pertains to faith and morals It does not contradict scripture or divine revelation It’s