Cardinal Marx - Latest News
Feb 8, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A new bill proposed in Iceland that would make circumcision punishable by up to six years in prison is a “dangerous attack” on religious freedom, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said.
Feb 7, 2018 - 12:15 pm .- The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has said that, in his view, "there are no general solutions" regarding the blessing of homosexual couples, saying the matter should be left to "the pastor on the ground," and the "particular, individual case at hand."
Dec 28, 2017 - 02:39 pm .- German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has stated that decisions about sexual morality must be discerned according to a well-formed conscience, respecting “the interplay of freedom and responsibility.”
Jul 23, 2016 - 08:11 am .- The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and condemned acts of violence which “poison” society with fear.
Jul 16, 2016 - 07:08 am .- Figures released Friday by the German bishops' conference draw a bleak picture of the ongoing decline of Catholicism in Germany.
Oct 16, 2015 - 05:23 pm .- After years of both direct and indirect remarks on the subject, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx issued his most direct statement yet in favor of offering Communion to the divorced-and-remarried.
Oct 12, 2015 - 03:32 pm .- When the first week's reports of the 13 small groups at the Synod on the Family were released on Friday, the influence of those who participated in May's “Shadow Council” could be discerned in the report of the German speaking group.
Jul 29, 2015 - 03:01 am .- Yes to contraception, homosexual acts, and Communion for the divorced and remarried – all considering the circumstances. No to understanding any acts as intrinsically evil.
Jun 4, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Since only one quarter of the media representatives present at last week's closed-door meeting of German, French, and Swiss bishops have reported on the meeting, speculation has arisen in Rome that the group is preparing to launch a media blitz in favor of controversial changes to pastoral care for homosexuals and the divorced and remarried in the final weeks leading up to the Synod on the Family.
May 26, 2015 - 03:01 pm .- While the Synod of Bishops' ordinary council gathered to discuss the upcoming Synod on the Family this week, a private group of bishops and experts convened separately behind closed doors in Rome to consider the most controversial issues at the synod, particularly that of Communion for the divorced and remarried.
Mar 26, 2015 - 04:00 pm .- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinary, decisions regarding marriage and family are not up for determination by national bishops’ conferences.
Mar 24, 2015 - 02:32 am .- A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its own policies without direction from Rome.
Mar 13, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx was elected head of the German bishops’ conference Wednesday, succeeding Robert Zollitsch, Archbishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau.