In the wording

The representatives of the "Forum of German Catholics" and the communities associated with it, gathered in Fulda, welcome the ruling of the European Court of Justice on 18. March 2011. The judgment recognizes that "the culture of human rights should not be brought into opposition with the religious foundations of European culture," to which Christianity has made a significant contribution. The judgment of the European Court of Justice gives us a breathing space. For we must ask ourselves whether the self-secularization of the church is not an essential cause of the secularization of this world.

The dialogue process decided by the German bishops is a chance for the inner renewal of the Church in Germany only if it leads to a rethinking and a return to the unadulterated and whole message of Jesus Christ and to the teachings of the Church.

The Catholic Church in Germany can regain its footing if the focus of the dialogue process is on the pressing ies that have long been close to the hearts of Catholics who believe and are committed to the Church, namely


History as memory

History as memory

Eversberg Cemetery of Honor in Meschede, Germany © dpa

History as memory

Eversberg Cemetery of Honor in Meschede © dpa

Tens of thousands of World War II dead are buried in North Rhine-Westphalia. But the military cemeteries are visited less and less, their care costs a lot of money. Nevertheless, the cemeteries have an important task.


Who, if not us?

The Ethics Commission on the Energy Transition appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel sees a nuclear phaseout within ten years as an opportunity for Germany. "We are unique in the world," commission chairman Klaus Topfer said Monday in Berlin.