Ratzinger Circle of Alumni Speaks for Celibacy of Priests|
„In these times of crisis and a painful cleansing of the church it is not first and foremost structural reforms that will bring healing and relief, but an authentically lived life of faith.“
"Cui bono? What kind of 'ruse of the idea' is behind the whole thing?"
“I, together with many colleagues, follow with shock, deep dismay, and sadness the decisions that have been implemented in an “cloak-and-dagger operation” - Public Statement Concerning the Pope John Paul II Institute – By Norbert Martin [mehr]
The Reorientation of the John Paul II Institute
Open letter to Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri, President of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for marriage and family. By Berthold Wald [mehr]
"My paternal friend Cardinal Tauran"
"This modest, friendly, but also well versed and well-read theologian and canon law expert is a deeply personal human being." - Cardinal Tauran died aged 75 on 5 July 2018 - A guest commentary by Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher
Pro-life woman Bissonnette: "I was very shocked by the incident"
Marie-Claire Bissonnette in kath.net interview: "Millions have seen the video and are hopefully realizing that the pro-life position is at least deserving of respect; that there is a 'too far' for the Left." By Petra Lorleberg
„It is scandalous!”
„It is scandalous, that presently in Germany asylum is denied to nearly all converts from Islam to the Christian faith“. A guest commentary by Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher
“The red in Cardinal Zen’s clothing stands for the blood of martyrs”
Stephanus Prize 2018: “It is a special honour to wear this colour, not because it represents power but because it displays service.” Laudatio in Honour of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun by Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher
'Christianity is a hardcore religion, art needs to reflect this'
"I would consider the Homeless Jesus my masterpiece", says the Christian sculptor Timothy Schmalz. kath.net-interview by Petra Lorleberg [mehr]
Watching the video, one can easily come to the conclusion, the pope says, that all religions are equally rightful ways of finding God and all religion have one common statement, saying: „I believe in love.“ A guest commentary by Johannes Hartl
South African cardinal: At the Bishop´s Synod the western media "were obviously driving an agenda". By Roland Noé/kath.net
Johannes Hartl, Director of the Augsburg House of Prayer [Gebetshaus Augsburg] is convinced that what we need now is “a true proclamation of the faith with public courage and a solid loyalty to the Gospel”. Interview with kath.net by Petra Lorleberg [mehr]
Monsignor Georg Ratzinger celebrated his 90th birthday Jan. 15 with his younger brother, Benedict XVI, at the pope emeritus’ “Mater Ecclesiae” residence in the Vatican. By Edward Pentin
The prayer-initiative “Adopt a cardinal” is stirring a spark and invites to pray for the conclave and for the personally “adopted” cardinal. KATH.NET-interview with Julia Kleinheinz. By Petra Lorleberg
Some Thoughts on the Controversy between Them and the Initiative “Funding Abortion Is a Private Matter”. By Josef Seifert
Leah Darrow knows the dark side of the glamorous world of modeling and reality-TV. In an Interview with KATH.NET she talks about her conversion and why she criticizes our current culture. By Johannes Graf.
This initiative originated among German Catholics in Rome, and is not something sponsored by Pope Benedict himself.