More than a hundred permanent deacons in Austria have called for women deacons and married priests.
The Pope has personally promised to “seek a solution” for the embattled Austrian diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt, rocked by allegations of financial and sexual misconduct against a former bishop.
The Austrian branch of the Catholic nonviolence movement Pax Christi has called on Churches to speak out in this time of “exaggerated nationalism, contempt for humanity and racism” and when “the danger of war increases through militarism, armaments and arms exports”.
Participants at an international commemoration of the martyrdom of Austrian World War II-era conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter have been urged to “get out of our ‘standby mode'” and to “contradict and resist” evil in the world.
The Austrian bishop Erwin Kräutler, long-time former pastor of the Brazilian diocese of Xingu, has predicted that the Synod for the Amazon will introduce married priests and “at least” the female diaconate, if not priesthood.
Pope Francis on Friday named an apostolic administrator to the troubled Austrian diocese of Gurk, shaken in recent years by…
The Bishops of Austria have responded to the “disturbing picture” drawn by the “Ibizagate” corruption scandal.
“Environmental protection has a high price” and requires changes to previous habits, wrotes Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna.