Tuesday, June 26, 2018


I would say that theologians and removed theologians like Fr. Charles Curran are responsible for more immorality of clergy formed by them in the 1960's and 70's than anyone else. If you are a miscreant priest, Fr. Curran gave you ammunition to loyally dissent from the moral law, such as natural law! It isn't by accident that the largest number of abuse claims against perverted priests happened around 1974, the apex of Charles Curran's loyal dissent!

All my 1970's seminary text book authors, Charles Curran, Hans Kung, Walter Kasper, they're all like the energizer bunny and keep on giving and giving and giving and just won't fade away, or God forbid, die!

Honestly, I thought Charles Curran was dead or in a home for the elderly but he has an article on Humane Vitae in the National Chismatic Reporter (NCR). You can read the whole gut-wrenching 1970's puke there by pressing HERE, but here is an excerpt that helped to undermine the Church's moral authority in the 1970's and set up a parallel magisterium (of theologians of his ilk of course).

This is what I was taught in the 1970's springtime of renewal for the Church:

...Defenders of dissent from such teaching, including myself, proposed three basic reasons to justify such dissent. (The day after Humanae Vitae was released, I was the spokesperson and leader of a group of theologians who issued a public statement saying that Catholics could dissent in theory and in practice from the teaching of Humanae Vitae on artificial contraception and still consider themselves to be loyal Roman Catholics. More than 600 Catholic scholars ultimately signed this statement.)

First, history shows that the church has changed its teaching on a number of significant moral teachings over the years, such as slavery, the right of the defendant to remain silent, democracy, human rights, religious liberty, and the role of love and pleasure in marital sexual relations.

Second, noninfallible teaching by its very nature is fallible. Noninfallible is a subterfuge to avoid using the word fallible.

Third, the primary teacher in the church is the Holy Spirit. Yes, the Spirit speaks through the hierarchical magisterium, but the role of the Spirit is broader than the role of the hierarchical magisterium. Through baptism all Christians share in the teaching and prophetic role of Jesus...


TJM said...

Curran is dead to me

Gene said...

When I was attending Vanderbilt and Chicago Divinity Schools, Hans Kung was all the rage among protestant theologians. We were required to read that crap.

Православный физик said...

The 70's called, they want their theologians back.