Apparently both German uberliberal theologian Hans Kung and German now-pontifical theologian Joseph Ratzinger (aka Benedict XVI) have published new books the same week. The titles kinda tell the story: Kung writes Can The Church Still Be Saved? and Ratzinger writes volume two of Jesus of Nazareth.
A very pro-papal set of comments here. I may not like everything the Bishop of Rome teaches, but insofar as Catholicism is part of the foundation of the embattled West, I tend to prefer that solid body to the Boomer foot-stamping of old Hans, who is indistinguishable from a Protestant. My one experience of him in person is memorable and telling.