In open defiance, several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral Sept. 21.
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Under pressure for months to resign following the findings of a study that he has mishandled cases of sexual abuse, Bishop Bode has so far refused to step down.
It is a challenge to find an article on Katholisch.de that isn’t seemingly desperate to push the narrative that the Church must change in some heterodox way, especially regarding sexual immorality
The new legislation means that, whereas in the past, lay employees had to agree to a moral code, now such issues are viewed as a private matter, and the Church as an employer will pay no attention to them.
This year’s fall plenary meeting of the German bishops is overshadowed by the recent turbulent meeting of the Synodal Way and the abuse report in the Osnabrück diocese with strongly incriminating statements about Bishop Franz-Josef Bode.
German Bishop, Accused of Abuse, Found to Have Helped Wanted Pedophile Priests Escape to Latin America
The report lists 16 allegations and indications of sexual abuse against Bishop Stehle.
The assembly of the synodal path has voted in favor of documents calling for the priestly ordination of women, same-sex blessings, and changes to teaching on homosexual acts.
Six continents are now represented, an important step for an effort that seeks to build international consensus.
Since the letter's publication, 11 more bishops have added their names.