Cardinal Marx proceeds apace in Germany with his Reformation II:
Cardinal Reinhard Marx signaled today that the Catholic Church in Germany is open to revisiting Catholic sexual teaching that prohibits contraception, cohabitation, and homosexual relationships.
During their March 11-14 spring assembly in Lingen, Germany, the German Bishops’ Conference discussed possible causes and reasons for the current clerical sex abuse crisis in Germany. Invited speakers raised the idea of ordaining the so-called viri probati (morally proven men), as well as accepting contraception, cohabitation, homosexual relationships, as well as gender theory.
The German bishops have now decided to further discuss these themes in a series of discussions which they call a “synodal path.”
Cardinal Marx – the President of the German Bishops’ Conference and archbishop of Munich-Freising – gave a press conference today at the conclusion of the spring assembly. He pointed out that the German bishops dealt with the “systemic” problems related to the abuse crisis, something that “was not discussed in Rome” at the recent sex abuse summit. Here, it is about “dangers of a systemic nature.” As far as he knows, Marx added, “we are the only local Church that confronts this question now.”
Go here to read the rest. Never doubt that today the biggest enemies of the Church are within the Church under the banner of synodality, and almost all our Bishops do nothing. The Church is beset with many grave problems, but PopeWatch thinks the greatest is simple episcopal cowardice.