Posts Tagged ‘Catholic church reform’

Germany’s Synodal Path a model for global Church reform, says observer

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Germany’s Synodal Path a model

Germany’s Synodal Path should be a model for reforming the Church globally, according to a leading outside observer. Théo Péporté is past-president of the Council of Christian Churches in Luxembourg and former vice-president of SIGNIS (the World Catholic Association for Communications). Péporté was one of 18 international observers who attended the 12-day Synodal Way procedure, Read more

Heightened tension during meeting with Archbishop of Cologne

Monday, July 5th, 2021
Archdiocese of Cologne crisis

The pastoral council of the Archdiocese of Cologne met in mid-June with their local ordinary, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, and the mood was particularly tense. The 75 priests and lay Catholics who make up the parish council met just days after the conclusion of an apostolic visitation of the archdiocese. The Vatican investigation of the Read more

Catholic laity will move Church forward

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The Catholic laity became more discerning about the quality of worship services and preaching during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, says the head of Germany’s Catholic bishop’s conference. Speaking from his own experience, Bishop Georg Bätzing says he has noticed when he preaches “dialogically” (ie in a dialogue-like way), he gets a lot of feedback from Read more