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German ‘Synodal Way’ Extended to 2023 as Assembly Ends Abruptly After Votes on Sexual Morality, Priesthood
The synodal assembly ended earlier than expected on Saturday afternoon after Bishop Bätzing asked organizers to count whether the meeting had a quorum of 154 participants after many departed early.
In a Sept. 17 lecture in Rome, the German cardinal said the German path deviated from Vatican II, especially in the area of “the sacramental understanding of the Church and the episcopate.”
In a statement, the head of the German bishops’ conference said the Pope called on the Church in Germany to “help shape the path of synodality” for the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the universal Church.
Archbishop Cordileone said Archbishop Aquila’s letter “reminds me of the forthright way St. Paul spoke to the Corinthians, Galatians, Thessalonians and others.”
In a 15-page commentary on the fundamental text produced by the first forum of the German Catholic Synodal Path, Archbishop Aquila warned that the first basic text offers “selective and misleading” interpretations of Church teaching.
Father Weinandy: ‘If the German Synodal Way is Not Heading for Schism, It Has Fooled a Lot of People’
Bishop Bätzing, who has previously supported blessings of homosexual unions, said last month that the event was not a “helpful sign.”
New accusations of sexual misconduct have been made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it did not take long for their credibility to be called into question. Has the political atmosphere grown even darker in Washington, DC? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Senior Editor Joan Desmond for the latest. Plus, the German bishops are pushing ahead with their plan for a special synodal assembly that could transform the Church in Germany and even beyond. We get all the details from Edward Pentin, Register Rome correspondent.