Posts Tagged ‘German Synodal Way’

Germany’s Synodal Path a model for global Church reform, says observer

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Germany’s Synodal Path a model

Germany’s Synodal Path should be a model for reforming the Church globally, according to a leading outside observer. Théo Péporté is past-president of the Council of Christian Churches in Luxembourg and former vice-president of SIGNIS (the World Catholic Association for Communications). Péporté was one of 18 international observers who attended the 12-day Synodal Way procedure, Read more

German “synodal way” pushes Catholic teaching

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
National Catholic Reporter

The German “Synodal Way,” conference has approved a draft document that appears to be at odds with Catholic teaching on sexual morality. Called “Living in Successful Relationships – Living Love in Sexuality and Partnership,” Vatican News says the draft document clearly rejects “conversion therapies for homosexuals”, pleads on behalf of “homosexual partnerships and remarried divorcees Read more

German Catholic leaders challenge Pope Francis with support for same-sex blessings

Monday, October 4th, 2021
German same-sex

German Catholic bishops and lay leaders called for their church to bless same-sex relationships, challenging a Vatican ban on the practice. The move increased pressure on Pope Francis to respond to the Germans’ progressive drive, which conservatives have warned could split the worldwide church. At a meeting in Frankfurt on Friday, German church leaders voted Read more

Cardinal Kasper ‘very worried’ about German Church’s ‘Synodal Way’

Monday, June 14th, 2021
Cardinal Kasper very worried

An influential theologian considered to be close to Pope Francis said he is “very worried” about the German Catholic Church’s controversial “Synodal Way.” Cardinal Walter Kasper the former head of the Vatican’s department for Christian unity said in a June 8 interview with the Passauer Bistumsblatt that he hoped the prayers of faithful Catholics could Read more

Two national synods: Tangled webs of conversations

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Tangled webs of conversations

In our world Church today, there are two conversations at a national level about how a national Synod should occur. One is in Germany and another is in Australia. There seems little doubt that these conversations are only the first two of what will become dozens and dozens of conversations seeking to clarify what the Read more

Italy’s synodal journey promises a societal focus

Monday, May 31st, 2021

An Italian cardinal says Italy’s “synodal journey” will be focusing on ways to resolve societal issues. Unlike the controversial issues the German bishops are grappling with in the “Synodal Way” taking place in Germany, Italy’s synodal journey begins with a different place, says Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (pictured). “Ours is not a synod; it is a Read more