SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
German bishops
March 19, 2021
Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg made his brief declaration live on YouTube March 18, saying: “I am of the firm conviction that taking responsibility is part of our duty to actively deal with this dark chapter in the best possible way and to move towards a better future for everyone, first and foremost for the victims themselves.”
February 26, 2021
Bishop Georg Bätzing told journalists at a press conference on Feb. 25 that it was necessary to respect the “personal decision of conscience” of those seeking to receive Communion.
October 27, 2020
The exchange of letters is the most recent episode in a protracted tug o' war between the German bishops and Rome.
August 12, 2016
In a new report Germany's bishops say the 500th anniversary of the Reformation must involve repentance on both sides
November 26, 2015
African Catholics 'accept simple answers to difficult questions', says editor of Katholisch.de
November 20, 2015
Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist
May 21, 2015
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September 26, 2012
Archbishop says people who stop paying Church tax should not continue to receive sacraments
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