Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Joachim Meisner’

Ideas Benedict is anti-Francis are “fantasy”

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s aide Archbishop Georg Gänswein says it’s a “fantasy” to publish reports that set Benedict up against Pope Francis. Those who do so are “stupid people,” he adds. The reports originated after Gänswein read a message from Benedict at last week’s funeral of German Cardinal Joachim Meisner. In the message, Benedict alluded Read more

A dubia cardinal, Joachim Meisner, dies

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the archbishop emeritus of Cologne and strong defender of the Church’s doctrine and orthodoxy has died. He was 83. Meisner, and cardinals Walter Brandmüller, Carlo Caffarra and Raymond Burke are called the “dubia cardinals” because of a series of five questions (dubia) they put to Francis last September. They asked him to Read more

Four dubia cardinals publish text of letter to Pope

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The four so-called dubia cardinals, who have been asking Pope Francis to clarify the doctrinal consequences of Amoris Laetitia, asked him for an audience in May. Francis has not answered their request or replied to the letter. They released a copy of their letter to the press. The letter was written by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Read more

Cardinal: German women should stay home and have children

Friday, May 31st, 2013

German women should be encouraged to “stay at home and bring three or four children into the world” to increase the birth rate, according to Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne. He said immigration is not the answer to the demographic crisis in Germany, which has the lowest birth rate in Europe at 1.36 children per Read more

German cardinal in dispute over morning-after pill

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne has been embroiled in controversy after making a statement apparently approving the use of some forms of the morning-after pill for victims of rape. Though a spokeswoman for the German cardinal said he had consulted the Vatican, the president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Dr Jose Maria Read more