Ecumenism, Interfaith Relations

German Bishop: Pope Francis Has Clearly Hinted Support for Intercommunion Proposal

The Archbishop of Hamburg claims the Pope backs the German bishops’ majority vote in favor of Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses. Edward Pentin Blog, May. 10, 2018 A German bishop has said he believes Pope Francis has given a clear nod of approval to the German episcopal... read more

Cardinal Eijk: Pope Francis Needed to Give Clarity on Intercommunion

COMMENTARY: Failure to give German bishops proper directives, based on the clear doctrine and practice of the Church, points to a drift towards apostasy from the truth. By Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk The German bishops’ conference voted by a large majority in favor of directives which... read more

Cardinal Sarah, Bishop Schneider Respond to Pope’s Comment on Intercommunion

CCI Editor's Note:  The subject of intercommunion has recently been proposed again by Cardinal Marx, with support from a majority of German Bishops, but opposed by seven other German Bishops.  Recent articles have reported on the meeting last week in the Vatican.  This article, although dated... read more

Intercommunion and the German bishops: this is what a ‘synodal’ Church looks like

By Christopher Altieri, 4 May 2018 The Vatican has failed to come down clearly on either side of the German intercommunion debate The Vatican punted. That is the short version of the news that came yesterday evening from the Press Office of the Holy See, following a meeting of German... read more

Inside the Spectacular Implosion of Religion News Service

The country’s leading religious news wire hired a new publisher in 2016. Then it all fell apart. By Sarah Jones, April 27, 2018 Jerome Socolovsky originally didn’t know why he was fired. The former editor-in-chief of Religion News Service found out he’d lost his job on April 20, in an... read more

Diocese of San Diego promotes LGBT retreat headed by Protestant dissidents

Retreat is given for Catholic parents April 30, 2018 In the April 22, 2018, Sunday bulletin at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in the Diocese of San Diego, there appeared an advertisement for a “Q Christian Parents Retreat.” The current “Pastoral Administrator” at St.... read more

German Bishops to Discuss Communion-for-Protestant-Spouses Proposal in Rome

Six German bishops and one priest will meet with Vatican officials, including the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, May 3. By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News, Apr. 30, 2018 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican confirmed Monday that a delegation of six German bishops and one... read more

Vatican Rejects German Bishops’ Intercommunion Proposal

Sources confirm that, with the Holy Father’s approval, the Vatican’s head of doctrine has thrown out the bishops’ pastoral guide allowing Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses, but the Pope wishes the rejection letter to remain secret. Edward Pentin Blog, APR. 18, 2018 The... read more

What Had Never Been Said In Saudi Arabia. A First For Tauran

By Sandro Magister Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has been in the capital of Saudi Arabia since April 13, and will stay there until April 20, thereby repaying the visit made to the Vatican on September 20, 2017, by the secretary... read more

Disagreement over communion Woelki and other bishops send a letter to the Vatican

From Joachim Frank is chief correspondent of Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Berliner Zeitung and Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Cologne - In the Catholic German Bishops' Conference there has been a serious dispute over the question of communion for Protestant Christians. Without prior agreement with the... read more

Cardinal Müller: Magisterium is not supposed to lead faithful ‘into confusion’

Blog March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Formulating pastoral practices based on “individual cases” is a “rhetorical trick” that undermines the unity of the faith, said Cardinal Gerhard Müller in an interview published last week in German and translated into English by... read more