Edit: at Katholische.de is the site of the German Catholic Bishops of Germany, most of whom want to officially sanction the sacrilegious communions which go on almost everywhere anyway. Remember when a priest tried to enforce that by refusing Communion to an unrepentant aberrosexual in Washington, and Wuerl gave him the sack? Catholic conservative fall guy, Edward Peters, even agreed with Wuerl and false mercy, applying his canonical folderol. We expect a that Cardinal Woelki, a notable and frequent defender and promoter of Old Liberal positions himself, will take the fall in the fifth. The Pope expects unanimity, we expect Woelki to give it to him after a half-hearted defense of the Church's position.
+++Marx is probably enjoying his multimillion euro villa during the affair and isn't too worried about the outcome of this meeting.
[KNA] The German bishops have ended their conversation with representatives of the Curia in the Vatican on a dissent on the issue of communion reception on Thursday evening. The Vatican has remanded the conflict to the German bishops.
Pope Francis asked them to find a unanimous agreement in the spirit of
ecclesial communion, according to the German Bishops' Conference and the
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
Archbishop Luis Ladaria, explained in his speech in German that the Pope
acknowledges the ecumenical commitment of the German bishops.
Various points of view were discussed in the conversation, such as the
relationship of the question to faith and pastoral care, its relevance
to the world Church and its legal dimension. Ladaria will inform Francis about the content of the conversation. According to the Episcopal Conference and the Holy See, the meeting was "in a warm and fraternal atmosphere."
The parties to the conflict, led by Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Cardinal
Rainer Maria Woelki, had discussed the reception of Communion for
non-Catholic spouses for about three and a half hours on Thursday
afternoon, under the direction of the Prefect of the Congregation for
the Doctrine of the Faith.
There is dissent in this question within the Episcopal Conference.
A majority of German bishops including their President, the Munich Cardinal
Reinhard Marx, advocates that Protestant spouses in Catholic churches
may receive Communion.
Seven bishops around the [Neoconservative] Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, however,
expressed disapproval and formal reservations against a corresponding
pastoral care and turned to the Vatican. At the request of Francis, a meeting of some bishops with senior leaders of the Holy See was agreed.
The conflicting parties traveled separately to the conversation at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The group around Cardinal Marx arrived at 15:45 at the headquarters of the Vatican. Since then, people have been meeting behind closed doors.
In addition to the cardinals Marx and Woelki, the bishops Karl-Heinz
Wiesemann (Speyer), Felix Genn (Münster), Gerhard Feige (Magdeburg) and
Rudolf Voderholzer (Regensburg), as well as the secretary of the German
Bishops' Conference, Father Hans Langendörfer, took part in the
deliberations. (Lu / bod / KNA)
04.05.2018, 8:50 am: updated with reference to source (Vatican) and first paragraph specified
Trans: Tancred email@example.com
Friday, May 4, 2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Edit: Waaaaaaa! Team America isn’t welcome at the Vatican. I wonder if it means Cardinal Dolan won’t be the first high school wrestling coach to be the pope. Obviously, George Weigel has had some issues with this current papacy, since he doesn’t quite get the access now he once enjoyed under John Paul II, but Ed Peters finds another avenue to object to this state of things in the Vatican. It’s probably too much to expect that they were disinclined for doctrinal reasons?
George Weigel’s essay on the shut-down of the American press conferences is spot-on, in my view, and I post here only to add a canonical perspective on events.Law.1983 CIC 212 § 3. According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they [the Christian faithful, which includes cardinals] have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.Universi Dominici imposes secrecy concerning all matters directly or indirectly related to the election of the Roman Pontiff. UDG 10, 12, 48, etc.