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Adopt a Bishop

We’ve seen it before, in the runup to the conclave for example, when faithful could “adopt” a prelate to specifically pray for, so that those prayers may help him in doing his duty for the needs of the Church and according to the will of God. 295 more words

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The unique nature of marriage and the rights of everyone - Bishop Fürst tackles a difficult situation

In a recent communique to the members of the diocesan council, Bishop Gebhard Fürst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart presented his reasons for not allowing the blessing of a same-sex couple in a church in his diocese. 1,177 more words

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The Synod comes together

Yesterday, Pope Francis okay-ed another group of bishop members of the upcoming Synod of Bishops assembly of October. The group is about three quarters complete now, with a handful of bishops’ conferences still to elect their representatives. 2,266 more words

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The fight against abuse - more than words and politics

Those that were wondering if Pope Francis’ actions against sexual abuse in the Church would be limited to establishing tribunals and commissions are likely to change their minds today. 350 more words

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Archbishop Koch's first pastoral letter to Berlin - ecumenism and construction

In his first pastoral letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Berlin, Archbishop Heiner Koch takes an ecumenical approach, not unexpected for such a scattered Catholic community among people of all kinds of different backgrounds, cultures and creeds. 337 more words

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Cardinal Antonelli gets it

In the most recent book by a cardinal on that most visible question of the Synod – Should divorced and remarried faithful be able to receive the Eucharist? 247 more words

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"The freedom to commit myself" - Archbishop Heße on marriage and fatherhood

There are many eyes on the German bishops in the runup to the Synod of Bishops assembly in autumn. Their ideas about family, marriage and related topics has been much discussed and criticised. 288 more words

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