Aachen Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens today closed all offices because of criminal investigations against him
Aachen (kath.net) The Catholic Church in Germany is shaken by a new scandal. According to media reports today, Aachen Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens has closed all his offices because of a criminal investigations against him. According to Cologne's Domradio, the Auxiliary Bishop is accused by the prosecutor of having accepted a six-figure sum from a person who may not have been mentally competent at the time the payment was agreed. Since 2006, Bündgens has been Auxiliary Bishop and Canon and is also the head of the administrative council of the Catholic relief organization missio in Aachen.
Trier (kath.net) Catholics who hold to the teaching of the Catholic Church, currently have it difficult and can expect no support from their pastors in Germany. Several German-speaking bishops have, it appears, firmly resolved to remake the moral teaching of the Catholic Church again. Compared to the Rhein Main Presse the Bishop of Trier, Stephan Ackermann said, now that it no longer fits the times when "a new marriage after divorce is regarded as permanent state of mortal sin".
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.