In an open letter, 11 German priests from the Cologne archdiocese have urged the church to take action regarding women's ordination and priestly celibacy.
2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: "The image of the wall is very current today — now more than when [the Germans] wrote the reflection," said Father Anthony Currer, who coordinates the Vatican contribution to the week of prayer.
Brazilian bishops have requested allowing married priests to resume priestly ministry in an "experimental, preliminary" move to counteract the country's priest shortage "catastrophe," says liberation theologian Boff.
Take and Read: When Emil Fackenheim asked this question of philosophy after the Holocaust, I thought it was the first real question I had heard in my graduate studies.
While prelates in Speyer and Freiburg see in Amoris Laetitia a path to the sacraments for the divorced, doctrinal chief Cardinal Müller reiterates no exceptions to Catholic marriage's indissolubility.
NCR Today: Cardinal Müller says the Vatican will not reply to four cardinals' letter questioning the document. Meanwhile, the Roman Rota dean calls publishing the letter a "slap in the face."
On Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the German bishops' conferences and Catholic women's organizations reiterated the plight of women refugees.
In New York, Minneapolis and Atlanta, artifacts and art illustrate the life and times of Martin Luther, while over in Europe, a moving museum hits the road.
Across Germany, Poland, France and Russia, bishops, prelates and other commentators offered contrasting outlooks on Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election.
Special feature: Martin Luther's light has yet to go out in Germany. This reporter followed Luther's footsteps, journeying through spots where he trod during his life.