Released in April, Pope Benedict’s essay described the impact of the sexual revolution as well as – independent from it – a collapse of moral theology in the 1960’s, before suggesting how the Church should respond by recognizing that “only obedience and love for our Lord Jesus Christ can point the way.”
The Apostolic Nuncio in Austria, Pedro Lopez Quintana, witnessed the protests but was not involved in the decision to cancel the game.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx said the bishops had unanimously decided on 'synodal progression' that could lead to a binding outcome.
Nine German Catholics, including two prominent Jesuits, demand a break with Catholic teaching.
A study commissioned by the German bishops’ conference reports the sexual abuse of thousands of children by priests and religious in that country over a period of 70 years.
The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has declared that, in his view, Catholic priests can conduct such events for homosexuals.