Coronavirus has “strengthened and accelerated” debates over reforms in the Church, acknowledges Archbishop of Munich and Freising
Cardinal Marx says ball in Catholic Church’s court after latest Vatican refusal: “The others want to and we say ‘no'”
At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has encouraged the world to “think beyond capitalism” post-COVID-19, echoing a question posed also by Pope Francis even before the pandemic: “How can we work for an economy that really serves people and is not only oriented towards material interests?”
A female Vatican official has urged Catholic women to put their hands up for Church leadership “without being shy or feeling inferior”.
A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace”.
Pope Francis has named six laywomen experts to the Vatican Council for the Economy and confirmed German Cardinal Reinhard Marx as coordinator of the financial oversight group.
Vatican Congregation for the Clergy member Cardinal Anders Arborelius has said he “doesn’t know” how the controversial Congregation instruction on parish reform was completed.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has ripped the new Vatican document on parish life, lamenting with respect to the text that “no fruit is borne like this”.
Christians are “obliged” to stand up to anti-Semitism, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has insisted, adding, in an allusion to the Holocaust, that “we must not… look away again”.
A nun has spoken out for more leadership for women in Catholicism, insisting that on that issue “the Lord wants a change in the Church”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has lamented that some Catholics find it “strange” that “the Church has to learn, not only from herself but also from history”.
Pope Francis has encouraged the German Church to make “good progress” in its ‘synodal path’ reform process.
The German Bishops’ Conference vice-president has insisted that the debate over women priests is “not over”, and has signalled his wish to take the issue both to a “European Synod” and to the Pope himself.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has joined the growing chorus of voices for more women’s leadership in Church, saying that the matter is “urgent”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised those in the Church who “push a relationship of pure obedience to God”, lamenting that they “do not really integrate the idea of freedom into their faith”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s COVID-19 conspiracy theory, saying that it “divides and scares”.
The Vatican is projecting a coronavirus-related loss of up to 146 million euros, according to a media report.
Recalling the end of World War II on Victory in Europe Day today, the German Churches have issued a call “to resist hatred and to advocate for justice and reconciliation”.
German and Austrian cardinals have warned of growing social inequalities in their respective countries and beyond as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
“If I were Pope, the first thing I’d do would be revise the ordination of women”, the vice president of the German Bishops has said.
The Vatican is planning staff and other cost cuts to cover an 11 million euro coronavirus financial black hole.
Women are shattering the stained glass ceiling in Germany, rising to management positions in three Catholic dioceses.
German and Austrian bishops have insisted that the coronavirus is “not God’s punishment” but instead an “invitation to think” to the world.
The German Churches have criticised as “disgraceful” the EU response to the Greece-Turkey migrant crisis.