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posted by crystal | 9:40 PM
Yves Congar is great. Thanks for posting the link to that article. His work on the holy spirit and in the ecumenical movement was almost a first in the Catholic Church. He was under Roman suspicion forever but John XXIII liberated him when he was chosen (much to the chagrin of the curial Cardinals) to be a peritus (or expert theologian) at the Second Vatican Council. At one time, it took him three years to publish a book because the work had to go through 13 censors. He was in exile for a while and was stalked because he talked to Protestants...oh the horror!! Choosing him to be a theologian at the last council I imagine must have been as shocking as if Hans Kung was chosen to be an expert theologian at the next council. The fact that Kung was a theologian at the last council is definitely something worth noting.
Hi Carnival,was stalked because he talked to Protestants...oh the horror!! :)Thanks for the info about Yves Congar. I haven't yet read much about him. His situation sounds a little like John Courtney Murray's - he was also in the dog house much of the time before Vatican II, but was then chosen to attend against all odds.Oh, I wish for a Vatican III!
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