- Jan 25, 2020
A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached.
Catholic leaders in Germany have compiled responses from lay Catholics in areas related to who holds power in the Church, sexual morals, the role of priests and the place of women in church offices in preparation for an upcoming synodal assembly to debate church reforms.
Bishop Gerhard Feige of Magdeburg voiced skepticism about a recent proposal by German theologians for Catholics and Protestants to reciprocally open access to Communion.
German Cardinal Gerhard Müller is the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. His latest book is ‘You Shall Be a Blessing’, an affirmation of priestly life and ministry presented in twelve letters.
German Catholics insisted their national “synodal way” reform consultation will have an impact on the Church worldwide, as final preparations were completed for the consultation’s first plenary in January.
German prosecutors have charged a Catholic bishop with embezzlement after he allegedly took a six-figure sum from an elderly parishioner to buy himself a property.