On Thursday, the Vatican sent a stern warning of reprimand to the far-left German “Synodal Path,” a progressive movement that advocates for such things as homosexuality and women priests. The Vatican said the group risks causing a schism in the universal Church.

Reuters reports:

The Vatican on Thursday slammed the brakes on a German progressive movement that aims to give lay Catholics a say in doctrinal matters such as

A short but stern statement said the so-called “Synodal Path” could not assume it had the authority to instruct bishops on doctrine or morality.

The movement, a regular gathering of equal numbers of bishops and ordinary German Catholics, has been outspoken in its demands for the Vatican to let priests marry, let women become priests and for the Church to bless same-sex relationships.

The movement “does not have the faculty to oblige bishops and the faithful to assume new forms of governance and new approaches to doctrine and morals”, said the statement, which was not signed but experts said could not have been issued without a green light from Pope Francis.

“It would not be lawful to initiate in the dioceses, prior to an agreed understanding at the level of the universal Church, new official structures or doctrines, which would represent a wound to ecclesial communion and a threat to the unity of the Church,” it said.

“Therefore,” the statement concludes, “it is hoped that the proposals of then path of the Particular Churches in Germany will converge into the synodal path being taken by the universal Church, for mutual enrichment and a witness to that unity by which the body of the Church manifests its fidelity to Christ the Lord.”

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GERALD C COLEMAN
2 months ago

THE POPE EMBRACES THE HYPOCRITICAL STANCE NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN HIS WORLDLY HIGH OFFICE.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
2 months ago

Don’t believe biden and the democrats, look no further then their America last policy, China first policy, look at their in power, financial gains, pelosi and family, biden and family, look at the pawns they put on office, look at our open borders and now ” Polio” has returned to the United States, because of biden’s border policy, times for changes America vote them out, keep them out, vote in the mid terms..

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

The bloody Sauerkrauters with their self-righteous need for self-validation, have always but always played boiler-makers with established religion, both in a good way and in a bad way. Consider Martin Luther. Read Uta Ranke-Heinemann: Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven, how outside the Cathedral in Speyer,. five or six innocent midwives were burned at the stake by fanatical RC zealots enacting some paranoid psychodrama about ‘original sin.’

fay
fay
2 months ago

I’ve had enough of Pope Francis, too. I don’t disagree with this latest massive but he is fraught with other objections. Mainly, he is an unapologetic, hard core socialist.

Larry Wahnsiedler
Larry Wahnsiedler
2 months ago

The Vatican openly welcomed discussion on homosexuaity and the Church. What the hell did they expect?

Dale brown
2 months ago

Apparently there’sa huge problem here! Follow man instead of God? Not for long! And once again history repeats itself! To God be the glory and praise!

Jane
Jane
2 months ago

Happy that Pope Francis is doing what he needs to do with these German pretenders. Now he needs to expel Fr James Martin from preaching in the US. Then, return Fr Altire and others who preach the truth of Jesus’ One True Church that has both saints and sinners.