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By Samuel McCarthy, Church Militant, March 1, 2023

Vatican official offers clarity to German bishops


DRESDEN, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) – Amid controversy and dissidence, a Vatican official is calling on Germany’s bishops to uphold Catholic teaching.

On Monday, Germany’s papal nuncio, Abp. Nikola Eterović, addressed those present at the plenary meeting of the German Bishops’ Conference in Dresden. In no uncertain terms, he reiterated Vatican directives and the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church.

Addressing the rampant heterodoxy roiling in Germany at present, the Vatican diplomat lamented, “I think that all too often we have failed in our catechesis.”

In a manner German Catholic paper Die Tagespost called “undiplomatically clear,” Eterović forcibly reiterated the Vatican’s ban issued in January on Germany’s proposed formation of a lay-dominated “synodal council” to replace bishops as the leaders of the Church in Germany. He also spoke against the ordination of women to the priesthood, which has been a prominent theme in Germany’s increasingly dissident Synodal Way. …

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