Reports
You are not signed in as a Premium user; you are viewing the free version of this program. Premium users have access to full-length programs with limited commercials and receive a 10% discount in the store! Sign in or Sign up today!

Kasper Questions Synodal Way

German bishops at odds

September 24, 2021  0

Germany's Synodal Path has gone so far off the rails, even one of its chief supporters is criticizing it. Church Militant's Paul Murano reports on this latest challenge to the Church in Germany — and where this path may be leading.

The so-called Synodal Path or Synodal Way is the German bishops' continuous meeting of minds to change the Church from within, to correspond to the movements of the modern world.

Father Gerald Murray: "It's more or less a 'Protestantization' of the Church, and, even worse, it's basically apostasy because they are going to get rid of doctrines they don't agree with."

In a lecture last Friday in Rome, German cardinal Walter Kasper admitted he's worried the synod's proposal on the hierarchy goes even further than the Second Vatican Council would allow. Kasper has spent years arguing divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, living in a state of adultery, may receive Holy Communion.

Cardinal Walter Kasper: "To tell them that's adultery, permanent adultery — I think they would feel insulted and offended."
 
Kasper is very familiar with the ambiguous lingo of post–Vatican II theology.

Kasper: "It's a question of accompanying this couple so I can encourage them to do according to their conscience."
 
Yet even Kasper now sees the German Synodal Path as moving in a direction that is not Catholic. Father Wolfgang Picken agrees and co-authored a counterproposal for consideration. It was rejected without debate by the synod chairs.
 
How this Synodal Path will end is anyone's guess. Some critics believe the German bishops are carving out yet another Protestant denomination, for disgruntled fake Catholics.

The Synodal Path, which consists of 230 bishops, priests and laymen, began in December 2019. Its original goal was to conclude in two years.

By commenting on ChurchMilitant.com you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our comment posting guidelines

Never miss a Vortex!

Search The Site

Previous Episode
Forced Vax Frenzy
Travel vaccine mandate looms
September 24, 2021
Subscribe to the Vortex audio podcast

Latest Shows

theVortex
Flashpoint
Baltimore bishop covering up sex abuse — while the city hands him cash!
October 20, 2021
Evening News
October 19, 2021
Hard-hitting news and analysis through an authentic Catholic lens.
Headlines
October 20, 2021
Get briefed on today's top stories with Christine Niles.
theDownload
Dying to Save Souls
The North American martyrs: heroes of the Church.
October 19, 2021
Mic'D Up
How to Raise Your Kids
Leading them to Heaven.
October 17, 2021

FEATURED