9 April 2016
To all who appreciate the lifetime work and dedication of Hans Küng:
We invite you to join with us in Petition to reinstate Rev Professor Hans Küng as an official Catholic theologian. If you agree, please post this on your websites and promote it in your newsletters. Let's see if we can gather 50,000 signatures and perhaps, unlike similar acknowledgements from the past, see him reinstated during his lifetime.
March 28. 2016
To church reform organizational leaders:
At this time when Christians are being persecuted all around the world - in France, Belgium, the U.S., and now Pakistan, it is time for Christians to unite and stand together. If the Roman Catholic Church is to join in such an effort, it must set aside its superior attitude and recognize the genuineness of other Christian denominations and other world religions.
Pope Francis has made it clear. He does not want to be a monarchical leader of the Church handing down orders from the top. Rather, he sees the Church structure as an upside down pyramid with the Faithful at the top feeding Spirit-guided reflections down to their bishops and pastors, who in turn, bring their concerns to the pope to request what is needed in their diocese. The challenge is that far too many bishops are not ready to relinquish their power and, consequently, are not inviting the Faithful into dialogue. If this process is to happen, it is up to the People of God to make it happen.
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