Cardinal Reinhardt Marx

Francis vs. the Deep Church

BY MICHAEL WARREN DAVIS, MARCH 12, 2020 Does the Vatican have a General Directorate for Personnel? This is, perhaps, the most boring question ever posed by a writer in Crisis Magazine. And yet, as we fumble for an answer, we also come a little closer to understanding one of the most confounding... read more

Francis vs. the Deep Church

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis, March 12, 2020 Does the Vatican have a General Directorate for Personnel? This is, perhaps, the most boring question ever posed by a writer in Crisis Magazine. And yet, as we fumble for an answer, we also come a little closer to understanding one of the most... read more
Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Cardinal Marx to step down as head of German bishops

By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, February 11, 2020 ROME - On Tuesday, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx announced that he will not seek a second term as head of the national bishops’ conference, citing age and a desire to spend more time in his archdiocese as key reasons for the decision. Marx, who... read more

‘A lack of courage’: Germans divided over Pope Francis’ Amazonian exhortation

Catholic News Agency, February 12, 2020 German Church leaders have offered markedly distinct responses to Querida Amazonia, the apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region released by Pope Francis Feb. 12. Catholic officials in Germany paid close attention to the 2019 Vatican synod that... read more
Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Cardinal Marx says married priests still up for debate: ‘By no means is it off the table’

By Martin Burger, LifeSiteNews, February 12, 2020 Cardinal Marx and Catholic organizations in Germany insists the allowance of married priests is still open for discussion after publication of the Pope’s Amazon Synod exhortation. BONN, GermanyCardinal Reinhard Marx has emphasized that the... read more

De Mattei: The Simony of the German Bishops

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, January 29, 2020 “How I would like a poor Church for the poor” exclaimed Pope Francis (L’Osservatore Romano, March 17, 2013). The antithesis of his ideal however, is embodied precisely by the church closest to him – the German one. The German... read more

German ‘Synodal Path’ Aims to Shape Vatican Decisions, Says Plan’s Architect

‘We believe it is unacceptable that all issues decided in Rome, now and in the future, should be taken largely without the participation of the local Churches,’ Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer told a German newspaper. Edward Pentin Blog, January 30, 2020 One of the chief architects of... read more
Cardinal Reinhard Marx

German bishops’ synod working doc calls for approval of contraception, homosexuality, women’s ordination

The 'synodal path' working doc defended the use of contraception, masturbation, and homosexuality. By Martin Bürger, LifeSite News, January 29, 2020 The working documents in preparation for the assemblies of the German bishops’ “Synodal Path” defend the use of contraception, the... read more

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples By Eduardo J. Echeverria, December 30, 2019 Once again, the German archbishop, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, responded positively to the question, “What do you do when a homosexual couple asks you for an episcopal blessing.”  He... read more

In new interview Cardinal Marx speaks on same-sex blessings

Catholic News Agency, December 24, 2019 Cardinal Reinhard Marx has expressed the view that homosexual couples can receive a Church blessing “in the sense of a pastoral accompaniment” in the Catholic Church, but not in a manner that resembles marriage. In an interview with the German... read more

German Catholics’ celibacy debate could lead to schism with Vatican

By Ivana Kottasová, CNN, December 2, 2019 German Catholics are meeting to debate what remain taboo subjects for many in the church -- lifting celibacy policies and whether to allow women to play bigger roles in ecclesiastical life. The German Bishops Conference and the Central Committee of... read more