German Bishops

Thumbnail cardinal marx at the german bishops press conference at the teutonic college on october 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 10 5 15 1 After week of silence, German bishops respond to Cologne attacks

A week after hundreds were attacked in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and president of the...

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Thumbnail xanten cathedral germany credit daniel mennerich via flickr cc by nc nd cna Critic: German Catholicism is rich – but in the wrong ways

The Catholic Church in Germany is “spiritually impoverished and in decline, yet rich in material means.” That is the diagnosis of Anian Christoph...

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Thumbnail archbishop samuel j aquila of denver gives a catechesis session during world youth day in rio july 25 2013 credit estefania aguirre cna cna 7 25 13 Denver archbishop: Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More?

If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean St....

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Thumbnail cardinal reinhard marx at the vatican press office on oct 17 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 3 cna 10 17 14 German bishops change labor laws to allow divorced and remarried, gay civil unions

Last week, the German bishops’ conference announced it is changing its labor laws such that contracting a civil marriage after divorce or entering...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with german bishops during their ad limina visit vatican city nov 20 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 11 20 15 German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 2017 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in...

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Thumbnail cardinals greet each other after the consistory on november 24 2012 in st peters basilica credit lewis ashton glancy cna cna500x320 vatican catholic news 11 24 12 cna German prelate breaks rank with Cardinal Marx, insists on fidelity to Rome

A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its own policies...

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Thumbnail ewtn rudolf gehrig cna March for life in Berlin draws thousands

Berlin, Germany, Sep 17, 2016 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 7,500 people took part in the annual March for Life in Berlin on Saturday,...

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Thumbnail regensburg cathedral credit michael j moeller via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 17 15 Regensburg bishop breaks with fellow Germans to oppose 'gender theory'

The Bishop of Regensburg spoke out against “gender theory” in a homily recently made available in English – chastising the German bishops'...

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Thumbnail the pontifical gregorian university in rome italy credit luigi santoro via wikimedia commons filter added cna 7 28 15 'Shadow council' speaker pushes Church acceptance of contraception, gay sex

Yes to contraception, homosexual acts, and Communion for the divorced and remarried – all considering the circumstances. No to understanding any...

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Thumbnail cardinal reinhard marx at the vatican press office on oct 17 2014 credit daniel ib  ez cna 2 cna 10 17 14 Why did most of the journalists at the 'shadow council' fail to report on it?

Since only one quarter of the media representatives present at last week's closed-door meeting of German, French, and Swiss bishops have reported...

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