At synod, Cardinal Marx openly promotes Communion for divorced-and-remarried

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. In an Oct. 14 address to his fellow bishops from around the world, gathered at the Synod in Rome, he said that “we should seriously consider… Continue reading At synod, Cardinal Marx openly promotes Communion for divorced-and-remarried

How the 'shadow council' is trying to influence the Synod on the Family

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. The secretive May meeting was organized by the German, French, and Swiss bishops’ conferences;… Continue reading How the 'shadow council' is trying to influence the Synod on the Family