'Call to Disobedience' A Rift in the German-Speaking Catholic Church

A call by reform-minded Catholics in the German-speaking world for the church to soften its stances on homosexuality, divorce and celibacy among priests and to end its ban on women in the clergy is drawing loud criticism from conservatives. They argue the group is threatening to create a schism within the Catholic Church.
Catholic Bishops with the German Bishop's Conference in a 2010 archive photo.

Catholic Bishops with the German Bishop's Conference in a 2010 archive photo.

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