Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Arthur Roche’

Vatican rejects German plans for laity to preach or baptise

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
Vatican rejects German plans

The Vatican’s liturgy czar has intervened to stop the German Synodal Way’s resolution calling for laypeople to baptise and preach homilies during Mass in Germany. In a letter to the German Bishops’ Conference president dated March 29, Cardinal Arthur Roche (pictured) said neither was possible — despite at least one German diocese already announcing both Read more

Pope intervenes again to restrict celebration of Latin Mass

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Pope Francis has intervened for the third time to crack down on the celebration of the old Latin Mass, a sign of continued friction with Catholic traditionalists. Francis reasserted in a new legal decree published Tuesday that the Holy See must approve new celebrations of the old rite by signing off on bishops’ decisions to Read more