By John Gravino, Blog New Walden, December 14, 2019
The German bishops have formally rejected the constant teachings of the Catholic faith on sexual morality, teachings that go all the way back to the Apostles and Sacred Scripture. At least that appears to be the case based on a press release from the German Bishop’s Conference of December 5th. LifeSite News has done an admirable job of reporting this historic break from the Apostolic faith. And it is thanks to their reporting that I was able to find out anything at all about this tragic event. NO ONE ELSE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORLD IS COVERING THIS STORY! Which is an important story all by itself, as some astute Twitterers have observed:
I’m amazed that Catholic Twitter seems to be silent on this, the formal apostasy from the Catholic Faith of an entire national Church.
The LifeSite article has reported, and I have been able to confirm from a robo-translation of the press release, that the German Church has introduced at least two new teachings on sexual morality that contradict Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Here they are:
That sexual relations in a second marriage after a divorce is not a serious sin and, thus, such couples can be admitted to the Eucharist.
Homosexuality is a normal expression of human sexual desire. It is not intrinsically disordered.
These conclusions came from the bishops’ “expert” panel, which, according to the press release, necessarily included experts from the sciences. ….
Archbishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrated Mass with members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII who gathered at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit. (photo: Daniel Ibanez / CNA/EWTN)