Vatican Thermidor

January 1980
National Review;1/25/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p80
This article focuses on the plan of the Catholic Church to insist on stricter doctrinal and institutional definitions as a result of its recent conflicts with some Catholic priests. Among these priests include Hans Küg, a Swiss theologian who has been censured and enjoined from teaching as a Catholic theologian. The article examines the political consequences of the new Vatican Thermidor which is under way as of January 25, 1980. The Thermidor, the author notes, appears to foreshadow a renewed struggle for power between Christianity and anti-Christianity, the Church and Communism.


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