German Bishop Refuses To Resign After Report He Mishandled Abuse Cases

The vice president of the German bishops’ conference said Thursday he had thought about resigning after the publication of a report claiming he mishandled abuse cases, but that he had ultimately decided against it. A report published Sept. 20 said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which … Read more

German Bishops Contradict Catechism – Say Homosexuality is ‘Normal’

German Catholic bishops met on Thursday to discuss controversial issues in a meeting of ‘experts’ of the Commission for Marriage and Family of the German Bishops’ Conference. The “Expert Consultation” in Berlin was organized in conjunction with the Institute for Christian Ethics and Politics (ICEP) led by Andreas Lob-Hüdepohl. Among the participants were the Berlin Archbishop … Read more