Clericalism, the concern to protect the institution at all costs and a “men’s alliance” mentality still exacerbating clergy sex abuse crisis, laments Bishop Georg Bätzing
Catholic Women’s Association of Germany decries that in the Church “maintaining power takes precedence over the suffering of the victims” of abuse
“It is intolerable for us that no responsibility is taken”, denounce members of ‘Maria 2.0’ in protests at cathedral and at cardinal’s home and office
Catholic women’s rights movement ‘Maria 2.0’ questions need in Church for “any ordained people at all”, warns male-only hierarchy will always lead to evil
Urge “fundamental renewal of our Church” so that “women are taken seriously with their vocations and take on leadership responsibility”
Young theologians are denouncing discrimination in the Church, asking “how could a loving God want that?”.
German Catholic women have demanded that their bishops address the power imbalance in the Church, denouncing that in Catholicism “we women are still a long way from being where we belong”.
German Catholic women are protesting for equal rights in Church, insisting that “bringing the Word of God to the people is not a task reserved for men alone”.
German women have decried the “arrogance and ignorance” of the system of “male dominance” in Catholicism, issuing a powerful plea for female-friendly change in the Church: “Instead of monarchy and hierarchy, democracy and empathy!”
In May 2019 Catholic women in Münster called a week of strikes and action and thousands followed their call. The starting point was the horror about sexualised violence and the cover-up of the same in the Roman Catholic Church.
From her ‘parish’ without a priest, a German abbess is hoping for “radical changes” on gender equality in the Church.
A group of German nuns has denounced that their “dependence” on priests as female religious “takes away our dignity”.
“Anyone who is against the admission of women to all ordained ministries is also against the genuine equality of rights between women and men”, German laypeople have cried.
“The situation of women in the Church is scandalous”, a female candidate to be the next Archbishop of Lyon has deplored.
Women are to preach at services in Germany in what they are hailing as an “important step for the necessary renewal of the Church”.
Demands for women’s equality are growing louder in the German Church, with proponents planning the next stop in their campaign for gender justice in Catholicism: a “women’s synod” in Rome in 2021.
A German bishop and a German Church reform movement have hit out at what they see as “premature” restart to public Masses after the coronavirus.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Catholic women are initiating a global strike from Church participation, attendance, and financial contributions throughout the month of May.
This International Women’s Day, thousands of Catholic women across the world are taking action, united in their common struggle for equality in their Church that has mostly been left unheard and unrecognised by Catholic hierarchy.
True to their vow to “take responsibility for our Church into our hands”, Catholic women are raising the stakes after the denial of their ordination in the Pope’s post-Amazon Synod apostolic exhortation, and are calling for the abolition of all Church hierarchies.
Women’s ordination advocates have blasted the Pope’s new Amazon Synod exhortation, labelling it “outdated”, “institutional sexism”, and a show of the “degradation” of and “discrimination” against women in the Church.
Spanish Catholic women theologians are shouting “Enough!” with the “deep discrimination” women suffer in the Church.
“No woman in the world wants to be oppressed. Every woman wants to be respected in her dignity”, a member of a Catholic women’s rights group has implored.
The German Church women’s rights movement ‘Maria 2.0’ is still striving for “equality and renewal”, a member of the group has said.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said gay couples can receive a blessing in the Church, “in the sense of pastoral care”, even if that blessing can’t look like or be seen to recognise a marriage ceremony.