- Aug 3, 2020
The concept of “pontifical secrecy,” if not quite on life support, has certainly seen better days.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s recent comments on priestly celibacy are merely the latest chapter of his role as a protagonist in the Francis papacy.
The opening week of October’s Synod of Bishops served up a “best of times, worst of times” dynamic with regard to the clerical sexual abuse scandals.
Throughout Germany the new guidelines concerning Communion for Protestant spouses of Catholics have been causing some confusion.
The new head of a commission representing Europe’s Catholic bishops pledged to combat populism and promote European unity.
The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has declared that, in his view, Catholic priests can conduct blessing ceremonies for homosexual couples.