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Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More

Blessings for Same-Gender Couples Welcomed by Advisor to Pope Francis

Blessings for same-gender couple may be permissible, said a leading German bishop and adviser to Pope Francis. Read More

Another German Bishop, Theologian Support Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

Two German bishops and a theologian have joined the conversation on how the Church can bless same-gender couples, even while still denying them sacramental marriage equality. Read More

Leader of German Bishops Calls for Marriage Equality Debate in the Church

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode has said: "I'm concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although 'marriage for all' differs clearly from the church's concept of marriage, it's now a political reality." Read More

Bishop Prohibits Blessing of Same-Gender Couple as Marriage Equality in Germany Goes Into Effect

A bishop has barred the blessing of a same-gender equality just as marriage equality in Germany becomes effective October 1, but German Catholics, including some bishops, are advocating for those very blessings. . . Read More

Cardinal: Focus on Church’s Failure to Defend Gay Rights, Not Marriage Equality

In contrast to many Catholic leaders, a ranking German cardinal has said the church should... Read More

German Bishops Offer Nuanced Response to New Marriage Equality Law

Germany’s bishops have said they are “deeply saddened” by the legalization of equal marriage and... Read More

Major German Catholic Gathering Offers Historic Welcome to LGBT Catholics

LGBT organizations were welcomed for the first time to a major Catholic gathering in Germany,... Read More

In Germany: Lay Catholics, Theologian, New Archbishop All Speak Out Favorably for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Germany is fast becoming the main focal point for theological discussion on lesbian/gay relationships, as well... Read More

German Bishops Extend LGBT Welcome to Church Workers in New Policy

Germany's bishops voted in favor of new employment policies favorable to church workers in same-gender relationships this week, proving that the firing and forced resignation of LGBT church workers need not be the only response to marriage equality's spread. Read More