German bishop Wilmer says Synodal Path reform decisions must be clarified with Rome
Bishop Heiner Wilmer of Hildesheim has urged Catholics to be patient in the wake of the conclusion of the Synodal Path reform consultations in the Catholic Church in Germany.
German dioceses take different approaches on implementing Synodal Path reform decisions
Following the completion of the Synodal Path reform consultations, two German dioceses will adopt different approaches to implementing the resolution on providing blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples or remarried divorcees.
German theologian criticises bishops after Synodal Path, says they ‘won’t relinquish any of their power’
Following the conclusion of the Synodal Path at the weekend, the eastern German theology professor Julia Knop has sharply criticised the outcome of the Catholic reform project in Germany and the behaviour of the bishops.
German Synodal Path adopts reform texts and avoids schism
The last plenary assembly of the Synodal Path, the project for reforms within the Catholic Church in Germany, ended on Saturday with debates, compromises and decisions on Church reforms.
EXCLUSIVE: Women to be allowed to preach at Holy Mass in Germany
A paper was adopted by the Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt on Friday morning, with a majority of about 90 percent committed to to strengthening the role of women in Catholic worship services
Cardinal Marx calls for reform of Catholic teaching on sexuality
Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx has called for a more positive view of sexuality and a reform of Catholic doctrine relating to it.
Diocese of Achonry leading the way as 300 members commissioned onto parish pastoral councils
More than 300 people from the twenty-three parishes of the diocese of Achonry gathered on February 17th in the Cathedral of The Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen. The occasion for this gathering was a commissioning, by Bishop Paul Dempsey, of parish pastoral councils from around the diocese.
Bishop Baetzing responds to Vatican letter and wants direct talks in Rome as soon as possible
The president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georg Baetzing, has called for talks as soon as possible with the Church leadership in the Vatican about the dispute over the German Synodal Path reform process.
Hearing the echo of the Gospel in the life of the faithful
‘The synodal process has provided a forum that was long owed to those hurt by the Church as an institution. They deserve and need the opportunity to register the wrongdoing they experienced as a necessary first step in the healing process,’ writes Professor Eamonn Conway.
Advocating for a fairer world through the medium of the Presentation message
Dr Despoina Afroditi Milaki is The International Presentation Association NGO Representative
at the United Nations, currently based in New York.
Dispute over Church reforms in Germany comes to a head after Rome gives new stop signal
The conflict between Catholic reformers in Germany and the headquarters of the Church in Rome continued to escalate as the Vatican issued a new stop signal at the start of the spring plenary meeting of the German Bishops’ Conference in Dresden on Monday.
German Bishop says the Catholic reform process is unstoppable
According to Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers of Dresden, the reform process in the Catholic Church cannot be stopped.