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Zita 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.
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Zita 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.
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Zita 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.
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Zita 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.
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Zita 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 News
Zita 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 News
Zita 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.
A man attaches a poster "The light is stronger than the darkness" in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Politics & Society News
Zita 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.