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Author QuotedHans Küng
Title QuotedCouncil, Reform and Reunion
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/03/09
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1961
QuotationReading Hans Küng on The Council, Reform and Reunion [New York, 1961]. If I wanted to start copying bits of it I would end by copying page after page, because I am so glad these things are at last said. Yet they are after all only obvious-even trite. That this Church is stuffy, dusty, narrow, that the hierarchy has been immobile, stupid, passive, repressive, etc. etc. The closed mind of the Churchman today! What I fear is that this will only engender a lot of intense activity and legislation, decrees, "reforms" etc. which will authoritatively impose a lot of new obligations and change all the burdens from one shoulder to the other. Without freeing the heart to receive the H[oly] Spirit in abundance.
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 209
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