The “Synodal Way,” a conference consisting of German bishops, priests, religious, and laity, on Friday approved a draft document that appears to undermine Catholic doctrine on fundamental points of sexual morality, offering a defense of […]
Bonn, Germany, Jul 14, 2021 / 07:00 am More than 220,000 people left Catholic Church in Germany in 2020, according to official figures released on Wednesday. The statistics issued by the German bishops’ conference on July 14 […]
Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, June 24, 2021. / Vatican Media.
Vatican City, Jun 24, 2021 / 06:50 am (CNA).
Pope Francis encouraged the German Catholic Church to continue… […]
Cardinal Walter Kasper. / CNA/Bohumil Petrik.
Passau, Germany, Jun 10, 2021 / 03:35 am (CNA).
An influential theologian considered to be close to Pope Francis has said that he is “very worried” about the German Catholic Church’s controversial “S… […]
Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver expounded on his recent open letter on the German bishops’ “Synodal Way,” in an interview with CNA Deutsch on Friday. The German bishops’ “Synodal Path” began in 2019 and is […]
Cardinal Vinko Puljić in Marija Bistrica, Croatia, in 2012. / Ktabkbih.net via Wikimedia.
Rome Newsroom, May 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).
A Bosnian cardinal has said that the “exotic ideas” of Germany’s “Synodal Way” are alien to a Church that sur… […]
Washington D.C., May 27, 2021 / 08:59 am The Archbishop of San Francisco has publicly supported Archbishop Aquila’s response to the German bishops’ “synodal path.” In his open letter dated May 13, Archbishop Samuel Aquila […]
Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference. / Rudolf Gehrig/CNA Deutsch.
CNA Staff, May 21, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).
A leading German Catholic bishop welcomed Friday the new multi-year format of the synod of synodality, sayin… […]
The flag of Germany. / Trine Juel via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).
CNA Staff, May 10, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA).
A Catholic theologian has said it is “foolish” to deny that the German “Synodal Way” is seeking changes that would be schismatic. Fr. Thomas Wein… […]
The hand of the statue of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Square, pictured Feb. 28, 2013. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.
CNA Staff, May 10, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA).
A German Catholic group appealed Saturday to the country’s bishops to unite with Rome amid … […]