Dr. Maike Hickson was born and raised in Germany. She holds a PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany, after having written in Switzerland her doctoral dissertation on the history of Swiss intellectuals before and during World War II. She now lives in the U.S. and is married to Dr. Robert Hickson, and they have been blessed with two beautiful children. She is a happy housewife who likes to write articles when time permits.
Dr. Hickson published in 2014 a Festschrift, a collection of some thirty essays written by thoughtful authors in honor of her husband upon his 70th birthday, which is entitled A Catholic Witness in Our Time.
Hickson has closely followed the papacy of Pope Francis and the developments in the Catholic Church in Germany, and she has been writing articles on religion and politics for U.S. and European publications and websites such as LifeSiteNews, OnePeterFive, The Wanderer, Rorate Caeli, Catholicism.org, Catholic Family News, Christian Order, Notizie Pro-Vita, Corrispondenza Romana, Katholisches.info, Der Dreizehnte, Zeit-Fragen, and Westfalen-Blatt.
'Bishop Bätzing, we ask you and your fellow bishops...to terminate your cooperation with Dr. Stetter-Karp permanently if she is not prepared to publicly recant her position, and to return to the teachings of the Church on the protection of unborn children,' the open letter reads.
‘Cupich knew’ he was forcing the TLM-only Institute into a ‘deal breaker’ situation, explained Father John Zuhlsdorf, and the Archdiocese of Chicago's statement about the matter is 'parallel' to saying that ‘Thomas More chose to be beheaded.’
Cardinal Gerhard Müller echoed Monsignor Graulich's concerns, telling LifeSite the ‘basic approach of German Synodalism is anti-Catholic and therefore the employer can also no longer insist on the unity of life and doctrine.’