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German Synodal Path blocked (Orthodox Bishops Part 19)


Good news out of Germany: the Synodal Path document changing the Church’s moral teaching did not pass, falling to muster a 2/3 majority. 21 bishops voted against the document.

But how good is that good news? Only 21 out of 60 voted against. So the majority of German bishops are still heterodox. In fact, they are so rabidly committed to their diabolical cause that they consider the vote a disaster and the stand of orthodox bishops as treason!


Worse, fully 80% of the Synodal Path assembly (comprising non-bishops including laypeople) were in favor of the changes that approved of homosexuality, contraception, and gender identity.


So there is hope. But the faithful remnant of our Church keeps getting smaller.


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‘Treason’: German Synodal Path furious after bishops block document on changing Church teaching


Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the former head of the German bishops and a member of the Pope's Council of Cardinals, said he was 'very disappointed' by this voting result.





FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN, Germany (LifeSiteNews) — Following a setback, progressivists dominating the German Synodal Path are shocked, speak of “disaster” and “treason,” and bemoan that some bishops are “secret blockers” who “do not say openly what they think.”

Yesterday, on the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, the entire Catholic world was surprised when, during the fourth Synodal Path assembly, 21 German bishops voted in a secret ballot against a document that aimed at changing the Church’s moral teaching on homosexuality, contraception, and gender identity. 31 of the 60 bishops present approved of that document, while 21 voted against it. Others abstained. The document needed the vote of two-thirds of the bishops to pass, and thus the minority was able to block it as an official document of the German Synodal Path.


Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the former head of the German bishops and a member of the Pope’s Council of Cardinals, said he was “very disappointed” by this voting result.

The German Synodal Path, an association of lay people and bishops, was started in 2019 under Cardinal Marx as the then-head of the German Bishops’ Conference. His successor in that role, Georg Bätzing, was shocked by yesterday’s vote, but insisted that the text be sent anyway to Rome at the upcoming ad-limina visit of the German bishops with the Pope and submitted to the upcoming Synod on Synodality in Rome. Most importantly, he announced that, from now on, voting will take place by a show of hands, which means that every bishop who wishes to defend traditional Church doctrine will be put under public pressure.



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