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.
The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also said bishops should not 'devote themselves to environmental and nature issues by substituting themselves for politicians' but 'commit themselves to the 'religious climate.''
The Pope's 'limitations are really short lived – they will collapse. Because the truth and the beauty of the prayer of the Church of all ages is [are] so powerful and so beautiful. This is the demonstration that the Church is in the hands of God.'
In the second part of LifeSite's interview with Dr. Gerard van den Aardweg, he referred to 'symptoms of over-compliance to the homosexuality policy of this Pope' in Opus Dei, and called for Opus Dei to apologize for Bishop Bonnemain’s g'rievous misbehavior as a member of Opus Dei.'
LifeSiteNews interviewed Dr. Gerard van den Aardweg, an expert on Opus Dei and homosexuality, to discuss Bishop Bonnemain, Father Jesusmary, Opus Dei and the homosexual problem. Dr. Van den Aardweg described how the recognition of homosexual relationships 'erodes and coarsens the natural perception of the unique ideal of marriage and of the intimate link between sexuality and procreation.'
A September 21 decree of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara decree also states that all priests who wish to continue to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese must be willing to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass, and that they must recognize that 'the only expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite are the liturgical books promulgated by the Holy Pontiffs Paul VI and John Paul II.'