FaithFaith and Reason
Peter Fink
The question remains alive today, perhaps even more so after a year of living through the Covid-19 pandemic. But today it might be rephrased as two different questions for two different audiences: “How shall one go to confession now?” and “Why go to confession at all?”
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
The purpose of a transparent and collegial process is to develop good liturgy that is supported by a consensus within the community.
Father Hans Küng is pictured in his office in Tübingen, Germany, in this February 2008 file photo. Father Küng, a prominent and sometimes controversial theologian who taught in Germany, died April 6, 2021, at age 93. (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
FaithFaith in Focus
Gerald O'Collins
Hans Küng was only 34 years of age when a visit to the United States firmly established him as the leading theologian of the time.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
German and Swiss bishops who knew and worked with Father Hans Küng described him as a man who loved the Catholic Church, even though the theologian sometimes went beyond the limits of Catholic doctrine and criticized the decisions of church leaders.
Hans Küng at the German Protestant Church Congress, Duesseldorf, Germany, Sept. 6, 1985 (INTERFOTO / Alamy Stock Photo)
Roger Haight, S.J.
Hans Küng was first in flair and media savviness among 20th-century theologians.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A new Vatican instruction seeks to ensure that there is order in the celebration of the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica and that Masses are celebrated in accordance with the norms and spirit of the liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council.