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Cardinal urges change in tradition ahead of celibacy discussion

WASHINGTON (CNS): “I believe the hour has come to deeply commit ourselves to open the way of the Church to renewal and reform,” Reinhard Cardinal Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany, said in his homily at New Year’s Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady.
 
Cardinal Marx said the Church must, “in light of the failure” surrounding the clergy sex abuse crisis, modify tradition in response to changing modern times.
 

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