Bishop Georg Bätzing wants “intensive” dialogue with Rome, pledge ecumenical advances will be “examined and acted upon” as Evangelical Church expresses “deep regret” at CDF veto
German Bishops’ ecumenism head shares impression Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith “hastily cobbled together” response to the intercommunion question
Cardinal Marx says ball in Catholic Church’s court after latest Vatican refusal: “The others want to and we say ‘no'”
A co-author of a German paper on shared Communion with Protestants has rejected the Vatican criticism of the document, saying that “the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one voice among many in theological discourse”.
The German Bishops are remaining defiant in the wake of the Vatican refusal of a proposal for Catholic intercommunion with Protestants.
A German Catholic bishop is resisting a new Vatican prohibition on shared Communion with Protestants.
A German priest has urged the Church to shed the “ballast” of those traditions he believes are “hindering” it.
A priest theologian has questioned the veto on Eucharistic hospitality, saying that as Christians “if we talk about unity, but do not eat together, we are not being truly human”.
A renowned German Benedictine and Pope ‘guru’ has claimed that “there are no theological reasons against the priesthood of women”.
The German Bishops’ head has said he will seek a world synod on issues such as the ordination of women and blessings for gay couples.
A Catholic and Protestant community in Germany is making the idea of “ecumenical congregations” a reality.
Theologian: “Can we say the Eucharist is a meal of welcome and then not share it with all the baptised?”
The coronavirus threat has forced the postponement of the first ‘ecumenical Mass’ in the Geneva cathedral in 500 years.
Is Cologne cardinal Woelki paying the price for his allergy to Church reform, and for his criticism of the German Church’s “synodal path”? That’s a conclusion that could be drawn from the fact that 120,000 people left the Churches of North Rhine-Westphalia just in 2019.
The head of the Protestant Churches in Germany has said he sees Cardinal Reinhard Marx as an “ally” in his search for shared communion.
Protestants have been invited to take communion at the first Catholic Mass in a Geneva cathedral since the Reformation, to be held next month.
A German bishop has kicked the can down the road on Catholics sharing Communion with Protestants, but theologians are still hopeful that intercommunion between the denominations can one day become a reality.
A German Catholic bishop has welcomed the proposal of a Protestant counterpart to establish ecumenical congregations across denominational lines.