Hopeful German Catholics began on Sunday their two-year ‘synodal path’ reform process defending that “we have to do something … many people are leaving the Church”.
A German Jesuit has dismissed talk of schism around that country’s Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process as “politically motivated exaggeration”.
The leaders of the German Church’s controversial ‘synodal path’ have insisted on the need for “change and renewal” in the Church.
Bishops and laypeople in Germany are billing the “synodal path” in the country’s Church that is slated to begin in December as the “last chance” to fix a “broken” Catholicism.
Voices in the German Church are welcoming the Amazon Synod as an “event with meaning for the Universal Church and a success for Pope Francis”.
The grassroots Church reform movement ‘We are Church’ Germany is calling on the German bishops to ask Pope Francis for a diaconate for women.
The President of Germany’s lay Catholics has said the “synodal path” of the German Church has relevance for worldwide Catholicism.
The German Bishops have voted by an overwhelmingly majority to continue along their “binding synodal path” of Church reform.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has insisted that the German Church’s synodal path reform process “isn’t in any danger”, despite opposition from the Vatican.
A German bishop has issued a stirring defence of the German Church’s “binding synodal path”, saying that reform is necessary to achieve equality between priests and laypeople and between Catholic men and women.
The President of German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has had a “constructive dialogue” with Pope Francis and with Vatican Cardinal Marc Ouellet on the topic of the German Church’s “binding synodal path”.
Pope Francis’ June letter to German Catholics was originally conceived as a way to stop the German Church’s “synodal path”, a report has claimed.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has strongly rejected Vatican criticism of the German Church’s “binding synodal path” reform process.
The Vicar General of the Essen diocese has denounced a “frightening” Vatican attempt to “stifle discussion” in the German Church’s binding synodal path.
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Catholic Women’s Association of Germany decries that in the Church “maintaining power takes precedence over the suffering of the victims” of abuse
Youth, workers’ and women’s associations call for “courage, strength, confidence and openness” to recommit to ‘Synodal Path’ reform dialogue
Bishops’ liturgy commission head acknowledges “there is no such thing as a space free of power” in the Church, welcomes open discussion of Catholic exercise of authority
German Bishops’ ecumenism head shares impression Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith “hastily cobbled together” response to the intercommunion question
July document on mission of local churches was addressed to bishops, so bishops are Vatican’s dialogue partners, insists Congregation for Clergy Prefect Cardinal Beniamino Stella
The Magisterium is “immunising itself against all reform movements”, denounces Georg Essen, the director of the Institute for Catholic Theology at Berlin’s Humboldt University
A German priest has gone viral with a sermon backing the ordination of women and the blessing of gay couples and blasting Catholic “bouncers”.
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”.