He is not in place. His licentiate is gone, confiscated. But he is a free citizen of Germany and can say whatever he wants and pretend to have whatever authority he wants to claim.
posted on 10/06/2012 5:24:05 PM PDT
He has the authority as a priest and Catholic theologian if not the official title. Did he not lose his licentiate because he argued against papal infallibility?
Last year Kung said he and Benedict were on good terms so it appears Kung hasn't suffered too much since his retirement.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT
(You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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