Category Archives: Catholic Education

Was Theologian Hans Küng Ever Excommunicated?

Q: I just saw a news story that said Hans Küng, the controversial theologian, is retiring.  It didn’t say anything about him still being under excommunication for his heretical teaching, though, so I’m wondering whether he retracted his heresies and … Continue reading

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Index of Forbidden Books

Q: Since there isn’t an Index of Forbidden Books any more (or at least I assume there isn’t), does canon law say anything about books that Catholics are not supposed to read?  Or does the Church hold that we can … Continue reading

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Can Children Make their First Communion Before their First Confession?

Q: A friend of mine teaches CCD, I think fifth or sixth grade. Mid-year she got a new student who had just moved into town, and she discovered that he had never, ever been to confession! He had made his … Continue reading

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Notre Dame, Obama, and the Bishop’s Authority

Q: We all know that the bishop of the diocese where the University of Notre Dame is located wouldn’t go to graduation  in 2009 because President Obama was coming. But why didn’t he simply forbid the school to allow Obama … Continue reading

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Do Catholic Parents Have to Raise their Children as Catholics?

Q: A friend’s daughter is planning to marry a Lutheran. They’re going to get married at our parish by the assistant pastor. My friend told me that nowadays, when a Catholic marries a non-Catholic, they don’t have to raise their … Continue reading

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