December 22, 2022
You can leave the church, but it is first a community of prayer

Why I would most like to leave the church....

Why I would love to leave the church... I am angry and sad and at a loss. So much so that I would like to leave the church [...].
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 29 2019

Peace on earth

"Peace on earth to men of good will" - that is the Christmas message proclaimed by the angels in Bethlehem. This year I hear them differently than usual. [...]
March 16, 2019

Day 10: nothing special...

Sometimes someone says that Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor. But this commandment is much older. In today's Gospel Jesus is (as yesterday) in dispute with the [...]
May 14, 2018

Review Katholikentag 2: Peace brings joy

I have a colleague who is tattooed. Really tattooed. He has two huge tattoos on his arms and another tiny one - but also clearly visible. [...]
May 13, 2018

Review Katholikentag 1: Podium

Now we're back home, and I'm reviewing the last 3 1/2 days... Unfortunately I didn't get much of the discussions and panels [...]
December 22, 2016

Advent tour with longing

These days in the liturgy we sing the so-called "O Antiphons", beautiful centuries-old melodies with which the coming Savior is sung. Tonight, the following text [...]
December 13, 2016

Advent tour with peace

Yesterday the Light of Peace from Bethlehem arrived in our chapel. What this action means, I understood only when once someone told that this light next to [...]
July 26, 2016

Bridge builder

So this time a priest, 84 years old, shot while he was saying mass. He had, it was said in the news just now, a good contact [...].