German Synodal Assembly allows women to preach at Mass

The final assembly also clears the way for blessing ceremonies of same-sex couples in the Catholic Church in Germany Thomas Sternberg (right), president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, and Georg Bätzing, bishop of Limburg and president of the German Bishops’ Conference, open the Second Synodal Assembly of the Catholic Church in the Forum... Continue Reading →

Despite ‘no’ from Vatican, German bishops moves forward with plans for synodal council

Pope Francis and other Church leaders have expressed serious concerns about plans to create a permanent synodal council for the German Church.  Such a body would function “as a consultative and decision-making body on essential developments in the Church and society,” according to a Synodal Way proposal. More importantly, it would “make fundamental decisions of... Continue Reading →

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