Posts Tagged ‘Remarriage’

German cardinal sees way through for divorced and remarried

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

A senior German cardinal believes there is a “practicable” way for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Cardinal Reinhard Marx told a newspaper that such people “who acknowledge their failure should be able to apply for a readmission to the sacraments after a period of penitence”. A similar proposal was made by Cardinal Walter Read more

Pope Francis: The one who unties knots?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
back to the future

This week we celebrate the first anniversary (13 March) of the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. But it is next month that we will witness an event that says more about what to make of him and what to expect in his Pontificate. In April, Pope Francis will beatify on the same day Read more

Mercy book author to address world’s cardinals

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Retired German Cardinal Walter Kasper, a theologian who has been searching for a new pastoral approach to divorced and remarried Catholics for more than 20 years, is scheduled to address the Feb. 20-21 meeting of the College of Cardinals in preparation for the Synod of Bishops on the family. Pope Francis has said that the Read more

A sincere effort to heal the pain of divorce

Friday, December 20th, 2013
back to the future

The German bishops are engaged in a dispute with the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith over allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist. The congregation’s prefect is repeating the well-trodden path of common Catholic practice – the only place for a married Catholic is in a sacramental marriage and the Read more

German bishops push reform to welcome divorced and remarried Catholics

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Germany’s Roman Catholic bishops plan to push ahead with proposed reforms to reinstate divorced and remarried parishioners despite a warning from the Vatican’s top doctrinal official, according to a senior cleric. Stuttgart Bishop Gebhard Fuerst told a meeting of lay Catholics at the weekend that the bishops had already drafted reform guidelines and aimed to Read more

A truly Catholic consultation

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Most remarkable about the consultation regarding sex, marriage and family life, in which the Catholic Church has asked Catholics throughout the world to take part, is its brave implication that things have to change. One sentence in the official document accompanying the Vatican’s questionnaire is an example of this. As a result of the current Read more

Divorce and Remarriage: Germany’s bishops not happy with status quo

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Germany’s bishops are distancing themselves from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith head, Archbishop Gerhard Muller’s defence of Catholic teaching on marriage. “We are going to see that the issue is completely discussed”, Archbishop of Munich, Cardinal Reinhard Marx told Germany Spiegal News. “The Prefect of the Congregation cannot end the discussion”, the Cardinal Archbishop Read more