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The Future of Dissent in the Catholic Church

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The Future of Dissent in the Catholic Church

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The Future of Dissent in the Catholic Church

The Future of Dissent in the Catholic Church

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Dissident theologians faced a clampdown during the papacy of John Paul II. One possible successor — Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — seems to have signaled he would take an even stronger stance against dissenting voices.