Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the
and widows in their tribulation...(James 1:27)
Thursday, 26 February 2015
The Great Western Schism of 2015 ~ Catholic church in Germany is preparing for a de facto break with eternal Rome
The Heresiarch, Martin Luther
From Rorate Caeli:
The synod would have to find a text that would "further encourage" discussion and find a common position in fundamental questions. Doctrinally, one would remain within the community of the [Universal]Church, but in detailed questions of pastoral care "the synod cannot prescribe in detail what we must do in Germany”. Therefore, the bishops wanted to publish their own pastoral letter on marriage and family after the synod. It was not the duty of the bishops to wait for permissions.
"We are no subsidiaries of Rome. Each conference of bishops is responsible for pastoral care in its culture, and must, as its most proper task, preach the Gospel on our own. We cannot wait for a synod to tell us how we have to shape pastoral care for marriage and family here".
According to the German bishops' position, the reality of life constitutes an important factor for the doctrine of the Church. "We also learn from life in doctrine," underlined Cardinal Marx. Franz-Josef Bode, Bishop of Osnabrück, called in this context the synod "historically important." According to his view the participants do not only debate questions of marriage and family, but the possibility of a paradigm shift.