Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cardinal thinks Catholics need to change the way they think about faith.

German Catholics need "courage for new thinking". This was supported by the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Faith could not be forced and bequeathed readily from generation to generation, the Cardinal of Munich said on Monday at the opening Mass of the Spring Plenary Assembly of the German bishops in Hildesheim. "We cannot just continue with what has always been. We have to start from scratch and learn anew what faith means in this day and age. "
In context of the globalization, the Archbishop of Munich sees the Christian as well equipped. With her message of God's image every man and her connection between faith and reason, the Christian faith in an increasingly diverse world can bring people together. Just as the Catholic Church as the universal Church could interconnect diversity and unity.

 Some 65 bishops from all over Germany take part at the Spring Assembly in Hildesheim until Thursday, questions about family, marriage and sexuality as well as dealing with foreigners and refugees being on the agenda.