Hans Küng on Pope Francis and Saint Francis

It is exciting to see Hans Küng, the great Catholic theologian and well-known papal cynic (for lack of a better description, seem so enthused by the decisions and actions of Pope Francis so far. In a National Catholic Reporter piece, titled “The Paradox of Pope Francis,” which shares a similar thesis to my earlier America essay, “What’s […]

Leonardo Boff and Hans Küng on Pope Francis

I continue to be overwhelmed by the extremely positive responses of so many people who are ordinarily the most critical of the Roman Pontiff, regardless of who that person happens to be (Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, etc.). Two of these figures are significant theologians that have received, at different times and for different […]