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
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