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Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver gives a catechesis session during World Youth Day in Rio July 25, 2013.

Denver archbishop: Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More?

If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean... Read more

For German bishops mercy comes at a price, critics charge

As controversy continues to swirl around proposals by the German bishops at the Synod on the Family, the German bishops... Read more

Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University, where the May 25 secretive gathering was held.

'Shadow council' speaker pushes Church acceptance of contraception, gay sex

Yes to contraception, homosexual acts, and Communion for the divorced and remarried – all considering the circumstances. No to understanding... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, one of the leaders of the secretive May 25 meeting, at the Holy See press office, Oct. 17, 2014.

Why did most of the journalists at the 'shadow council' fail to report on it?

Since only one quarter of the media representatives present at last week's closed-door meeting of German, French, and Swiss bishops... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 17, 2014.

German bishops change labor laws to allow divorced and remarried, gay civil unions

Last week, the German bishops’ conference announced it is changing its labor laws such that contracting a civil marriage after... Read more

Cardinals talk after the consistory on November 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

German prelate breaks rank with Cardinal Marx, insists on fidelity to Rome

A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church... Read more

Morning-after pills all have abortive potential, doctor says

The reasoning offered by the German Catholic bishops for allowing the morning-after pill in rape cases is being faulted for... Read more

Dr. Justo Aznar speaks with CNA on Feb. 22, 2013 during his visit to Rome for the Pontifical Academy for Life's general assembly at the Vatican.

Doctor calls German bishops misled on morning-after pill

A leading Catholic doctor in Spain says he will write a letter to Germany's bishops to help correct what he... Read more