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Father Martin Lintner, OSM, teaches at the Philosophical-Theological College in Brixen (PTH Brixen).

Rejected dean: Vatican veto questions synodality

Jul 3, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The professor rejected by the Vatican for the role of dean at a seminary in South Tyrol, Italy, has publicly... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann responds to Cardinal McElroy: ‘Radical inclusion’ can’t supersede Catholic doctrine

The leader of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, has written a response to recent calls to reconsider the Church’s... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool.

German bishops' president responds to letter warning of schism risk in synodal path

Apr 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal... Read more

Catholic bishops

Bishops sign letter warning that Germany's 'Synodal Path' could lead to schism

Apr 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

An 'open letter' circulating among the world's bishops criticizes Germany's ongoing "Synodal Path" process for looking at the Church and... Read more

Bishop Helmut Dieser, chairman of the Synodal Way forum on ‘Living in Successful Relationships,’ welcomes the #OutInChurch campaign, Jan. 24, 2022.

German Catholic bishops welcome initiative seeking change in Church teaching on sexuality

Jan 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The campaign criticized what it said were ‘defamatory and outdated’ expressions of Catholic doctrine. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: Clericalism linked to fixation on sexual morality

Sep 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In a meeting with Jesuits in Mozambique earlier this month, Pope Francis said that clericalism is a direct result of... Read more

Only a well-formed conscience can decide: Cardinal Marx on sexual morality

Dec 28, 2017

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has stated that decisions about sexual morality must be discerned according to a well-formed conscience, respecting... Read more