Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer’

Evangelising requires a “healthy defence of the faith”

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
a “healthy defence of the faith”

The director of the Benedict XVI Institute in Regensburg, Germany, says a “healthy defence of the faith” is necessary if Catholics are to credibly spread the Gospel in contemporary societies. Evangelisation draws on “the beauty and radiance of faith,” Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer (pictured) of Regensburg told CNA Deutsch in an interview published 1 September. “However, Read more

Brutality behind the choir school’s fame

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Brutal clerical abuse at Germany’s prestigious Regensburger Domspatzen choir school was not a consequence of the pedagogy practised since the Church’s 1968 reform movement – despite emeritus Pope Benedict’s view to the contrary. Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg has vowed to intensify “preventive measures” after two research reports found “extensive, violent” abuse at the choir Read more

German president, celebrities: churches should share communion

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, says the Catholic Church should allow Protestants to receive Communion. He offered his opinion at Katholikentag, a Muenster-based conference drawing tens of thousands of Catholics from German-speaking Europe. “Let us seek ways of expressing the common Christian faith by sharing in the Last Supper and Communion. I am sure thousands Read more

Face reality says Jesuit child protection expert

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Facing reality about issues of child abuse is a crucial part of child protection, says Hans Zollner S.J. Father Zollner is both President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. He says the detailed report about allegations of  sexual Read more