The Insights eNewsletter

Insights provides critical perspective on the issues that affect your life as a Catholic today. Delivered twice weekly.

» Subscribe

This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on March 9, 2018.

eNewsletter Subject: The decline of the Church in Germany

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has criticized a new German bishops’ policy permitting Communion to the Protestant spouses of Catholics. Colorful language!

This seems to be a further sign of serious divisions within the crumbling Church in Germany. It is dying of institutional wealth, complacency and the secularization of the hierarchy.

You will find more in Phil Lawler’s latest Quick Hits: Catholicism in China and Germany; Cardinal Sarah’s intemperate critics; a demographic disaster.

Sadly, we have a similar disrespect for those struggling to be faithful among some bishops in the United States, as Phil also suggests: The accusations of Cardinal Cupich: name names, please.


[more content for subscribers]

There's more to this eNewsletter! Sign up to receive complete Insights!