February 24, 2022

Alaaf! Really now?

Just now I had a bizarre experience: I stood in the crowd and enthusiastically shouted "Alaaf!". Well, normally that wouldn't be so special, I live in [...]
December 16, 2020

Christmas without service

Now it is discussed whether the churches should celebrate services at Christmas. Today one of our confreres, Fr. Thomas Eggensperger OP, commented on this on katholisch.de and [...]
October 9, 2020

Eucharist in livestream

The other day I celebrated a mass on livestream. Well, actually it was not a mass, even if it was announced so ("Beat Mass"), but an ecumenical service. So [...]
May 10, 2020

From ambush

I know there have been smarter people commenting on the conspiracy theories that Archbishop Vigano published a few days ago. I know there are only a scant dozen bishops who [...]
April 24, 2020

The good in the bad - part three

The discovery of nature, the new forms of work... Another point that struck many people very early on was that so much creativity was being released everywhere. [...]
April 23, 2020

The good in the bad - part two

If I have already started to look for what we can take positive from this crisis, then I also notice the work. I already do [...]
April 21, 2020

The good in the bad

Now hope is gradually emerging that there might be life after the crisis after all. But immediately everyone warns: not so fast, be careful, otherwise it will [...]
April 7, 2020

System Relevant

Now there is no way around the realization: our church is not systemically relevant. Actually, we don't believe that, we think we are irreplaceable. But [...]
March 30, 2020

Corona: the virus still sucks

Today I had a conversation with someone about my article "A virus sucks". I was a bit embarrassed, because my interlocutor rightly said that [...]