Amazon: Bishops vote for married priests

Amazon: Bishops vote for married priests

On Oct. 26 The synod of bishops meeting in Rome voted to advise the pope to allow the ordination of trusted married men in the Amazon region. They also voted for the church to protect the Amazon rainforest and its embattled indigenous people. As a decision to accede...
Cardinal Newman influenced anti-Nazi martyrs

Cardinal Newman influenced anti-Nazi martyrs

Cardinal Newman’s teachings on conscience greatly influenced Hans and Sophie Scholl – guillotined by the Third Reich for treason in 1943 – aged 25 and 21 respectively. Their only crime was pacifism in the midst of Hitler’s world war. For a link...
German Hierarchy Seek Own ‘Synodal Way’

German Hierarchy Seek Own ‘Synodal Way’

Seemingly impatient with traditional canonical processes for whole-nation deliberations, German Catholic bishops headed by Cardinal Reinhard Marx were meeting to plot their own ‘synodal way’ on Sep 23-26, 2019. This has brought expressions of concern from...

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