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German Synodal Way
June 04, 2021
"With my resignation," Cardinal Marx wrote, "I would like to make it clear that I am willing to personally bear responsibility not only for any mistakes I might have made, but for the Church as an institution which I have helped to shape and mould over the past decades."
March 31, 2021
The idea that everything can be attributed to financial motivations is a bit of an oversimplification, to be sure, but money can present incentives that act on us -- consciously and unconsciously -- and that does does tend to make "Follow the money" a maxim worth some consideration.
March 17, 2021
Synodality has become the buzzword of the present pontificate – Pope Francis has used the Synod of Bishops as the chief tool of pushing his agenda – only, what does "synodality" mean?
March 15, 2021
The statement was in answer to a precise question, or dubium: “Does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?” CDF gave its reply in one word: “Negative.”
October 27, 2020
The exchange of letters is the most recent episode in a protracted tug o' war between the German bishops and Rome.
June 29, 2020
Bishop Georg Bätzing says he feels 'strengthened' to 'continue on the path we have taken'
October 03, 2019
If there were a way to convey in a single sentence what is needed amid all the talk of schism, it would be, “Everybody calm down: Things aren’t as bad as they seem; they’re worse.” Since Pope Francis dropped the “S-word” in response to a question from the New York Times in early September, there