Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Marx’

Cause for theologian Romano Guardini to open soon

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A German archdiocese is preparing to open the cause of Romano Guardini, one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising archdiocese is expected to formally open the cause before the end of the year. According to German media reports, the archdiocese has appointed a postulator for Read more

New relationship between laity and clergy needed: Cardinal

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

One of Pope Francis’s top advisers says a new relationship between lay people and clergy is needed in the Church’s institutions and organisations. German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, a member of the Pope’s council of cardinals, spoke at a conference in Dublin, Ireland. The cardinal later told CNS, “When you see the institutions and the organisation Read more

Cardinal Marx calls for fewer refugees to come into Germany

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Germany’s Catholic Church has called for a reduction in the number of refugees coming into the country. The president of the German bishops’ conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, said Germany cannot “take in all the world’s needy”. The question of how to respond to the migrant crisis, he said, should not solely be a matter of Read more

Synod breakthrough over divorce and Communion?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

New thinking about how some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion could be the start of a breakthrough at the synod on the family. In a report back to the synod, the German-speaking small group presented another way of looking at the issue. They argue that the Church might be able to use Read more

CDF prefect slams German church claims to moral leadership

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has attacked the German Catholic Church’s claim of world leadership on moral matters. Speaking at the launch of the German edition of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s book “God or Nothing – A Conversation on Faith”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller hit out at his national church. The Read more

Hitler salutes and Nazi slogans make German Cardinal ill

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Hitler salutes and the chanting of Nazi slogans at migrants from the Middle East has pained German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Marx, the President of the German Bishops’ conference said he felt physically pained seeing protesters making the gestures and shouting the chants. In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Marx labelled the emergence of a new xenophobia in Read more

Cardinal Marx lowers expectations of family synod

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

A German cardinal has warned not to expect dramatic changes in Church practice from October’s synod on the family. Cardinal Reinhard Marx told a Munich meeting the synod may not be ready to approve allowing divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. The cardinal said “it will not be simple” to bring this about. Cardinal Read more

CDF prefect says bishops’ conferences don’t decide doctrine

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Vatican’s doctrine chief has lambasted the idea that doctrinal or disciplinary decisions on marriage and family be delegated to bishops’ conferences. In an interview with French Catholic magazine Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Gerhard Müller called the notion “absolutely anti-Catholic”. The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the idea does not Read more

Cardinal likens people in irregular relationships to murderers

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

An American cardinal has placed faithful gay couples, unmarried couples and civilly remarried Catholics in the same category as murderers who are kind. In a lengthy interview on Lifesitenews, Cardinal Raymond Burke criticised what he called confusion in the Church. Cardinal Burke was asked about other prelates who had pointed out good qualities in relationships Read more

Cardinal blasts German church as useless against secularism

Friday, March 27th, 2015

A German cardinal has blasted his nation’s ecclesiastical apparatus as completely unfit to work against growing secularism. According to the Catholic News Agency, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes wrote a letter to a German language newspaper objecting to statements by two prelates from his homeland. In February, German bishops’ conference president Cardinal Reinhard Marx said: “We Read more