German and Flemish Bishops Warmly Welcome Vatican’s Gay Blessings

For several weeks now, Bondings 2.0 has covered the reception of Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican’s declaration on blessings that allowed priests to bless same-gender couples and others in “irregular” situations. The question of such blessings arose primarily because of German Catholics’ formal and informal demands to recognize queer love in the church. And, in a recent interview, … Read more

German Bishop Announces New Guidelines Forcing Priests To Accept Homosexuality, Transgenderism

The head of the German bishops’ Conference (DBK) introduced binding guidelines on sexual education for all parishes in his diocese that force them to accept and promote homosexuality and transgenderism. According to these 10 guidelines, “there is diversity in sexual identity and orientation.” The guidelines furthermore state the following: The appreciative handling of these differences … Read more

Cardinal Pell Calls for Vatican Reprimand Over Sexuality Remarks

Cardinal George Pell has called for the Vatican’s doctrine office to intervene and reprimand two leading European Catholic churchmen who called for changes in Catholic teaching on sexuality and homosexuality. Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sex abuse charges in his native Australia, said he understood the secular pressures in Germany were forcing … Read more

Francis Encourages German Bishops To Continue Down ‘Synodal Path’ Leading Towards Apostasy

During a private audience this morning, Pope Francis urged the president of the German bishops’ conference to continue with a much-disputed Synodal Path for the Church in Germany. According to a statement issued almost immediately by the German bishops’ conference after the meeting, Bishop Bätzing said the Pope “has encouraged us to continue on the … Read more

Pope Francis Exhorts German Catholics to Continue on Their Heretical ‘Synodal Path’

Pope Francis encouraged Bishop Georg Bätzing, the president of the German Bishops’ Conference, to continue to pursue what is called the Synodal Path in Germany. “I feel strengthened by the intensive exchange with the Holy Father to continue on the path we have taken,” the bishop of Limburg said after his private audience last Saturday. … Read more

Two German Bishops Advocate for Change in Church Teaching on Homosexuality

Two German bishops have called the Church to change its teaching on homosexuality and recognize the “values” like fidelity that are allegedly lived in homosexual relationships. Archbishop Stefan Heße and Bishop Georg Bätzing made their remarks at the first assembly of the synodal path in Germany, which concluded on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Heße, the … Read more