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.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said that there had been female deacons in the Church in times past and that, ‘basically, this [question] is open.’
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.
TV personality Eckart von Hirschhausen, a Protestant who is married to a Catholic, publicly demanded to be ‘handed that wafer’ because he pays Germany’s church tax.
Official says move shows commitment to Bavarian identity and Christian values.
The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has declared that, in his view, Catholic priests can conduct such events for homosexuals.
Catholic bishops turned out to call on demonstrators to ensure every human being has the right to life from conception to natural death.