Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceMarch 15, 2019
The Catholic Church in Germany is at a point where serious debate -- including on priestly celibacy and the role of women -- and openness to doing things in a new way must encouraged, said the president of the German bishops' conference.
Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 04, 2019
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising spoke as the German bishops' conference prepares for a workshop debate to "review" the issue of celibacy for priests.
Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 10, 2018
Prelates in Germany and Austria have united to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio's demand for his resignation.
Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceAugust 20, 2018
The abuses these survivors suffered at the hands of priests were not crimes of passion, they said, but cold exploitations of control.
Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceJuly 24, 2018
Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official's assertions that priests "have no credibility" in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.
Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceJune 28, 2018
The German bishops' conference said when the bishops meet in September, they will continue to examine the issue of Communion for Protestant spouses of Catholics.
Politics & Society NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceApril 18, 2018
A popular proposed law could land Jewish and Muslim parents in prison for up to six years for circumcising their infant boys.
Faith NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 28, 2018
The bishops deem it possible in certain cases to allow the Eucharist to be given to a non-Catholic spouse in a mixed-denomination marriage.
Politics & Society NewsZita Fletcher - Catholic News ServiceDecember 20, 2016
"The past night has struck us and shaken us deeply," Bishop Gebhard Furst told attendees at Rottenburg's Cathedral of St. Martin.