‘Unbrotherly love’: German bishop denounces Polish archbishop’s letter to Pope Francis protesting German reforms
Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, Germany, has written a letter to his Polish counterpart, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, accusing him of “unbrotherly behavior” and of an “enormous overstepping of his authority.”
26 non-ordained theologians have been authorized to administer the sacrament of baptism in church liturgies for the first time in the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart in south-western Germany,
Cardinals have to pay around 2,000 euros for the basic outfit, which consists of a woolen cassock and a choir shirt in red.
While 2022 saw a record number of people leaving the church in Germany, Catholic dioceses in the country simultaneously saw an influx in baptism and marriage ceremonies.
German cardinal is ‘disappointed’ priests and staff tried to access porn sites using archdiocese computers
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki commented, “To some, the consumption of pornography may seem harmless. But I agree with Pope Francis, who condemns it and warns of its dangers, especially the violation of human dignity.”
Representatives of the Roman Curia and the German bishops’ conference discussed theological and disciplinary issues related to the German church’s Synodal Path in a “positive and constructive climate” during a meeting at the Vatican July 26.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Germany wants to create a Synodal Council out of both clerics and lay people, but the Vatican has declared its rejection of this plan.
According to the book, the pope emeritus ordered the destruction of all his private notes in writing, “without exceptions and without loopholes.”
German bishop criticizes Synodal Path, worries that theologians are usurping bishops’ authority to interpret doctrine
Attempts are being made to challenge the bishops’ authority to interpret church doctrine, Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer wrote in the newspaper Tagespost.