Skip to comments.A ‘Dirty Schism’ in Germany? As Synodal Way Nears Conclusion, Lay Group Warns of ‘Worst Possible’ Outcome
Posted on 01/25/2023 3:21:13 PM PST by ebb tide
Observers of the Catholic Church in Germany have long feared that the country’s ongoing Synodal Way would lead to a split from Rome. And after the German bishops refused a Vatican request in November to put a “moratorium” on the controversial process and its push for women’s ordination, lay governance, and approval of homosexual sex, those fears were likely only heightened.
But barring a more decisive intervention from the Holy See, an outcome even more damaging than a formal break from the universal Church is emerging as the most likely possibility: a “dirty schism.”
“Dirty schism” describes the situation in Germany if the heterodoxical dictates of the Synodal Way become the norm throughout Germany, without the Vatican sufficiently intervening. In this context, heterodoxical bishops would still canonically govern most of Germany’s dioceses, ideas that violate the universal faith would be presented as authentic Church teaching, and faithful German Catholics would face repression.
The details of a dirty schism were recently sketched out by New Beginning, a lay movement of German Catholics opposed to the Synodal Way’s heterodoxical trajectory. The group held a briefing with American Catholic journalists earlier this week, describing the possible outcomes of the synodal process as it nears its final synodal assembly, March 9-11.
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Frankenchurch Sinnod Ping
German bishops: “Gay is good.”
God: “No, it’s not.”
Do not mention The War!
I’m kinda of an agnostic when it comes to religion but if I was a true believer I couldn’t image an more prefect scenario for the Apocalypse, given the state of all church denominations and the political situation.
They can go. I don’t think letting wrong headed people go would be the worst thing. The only reason the schismatic Germans would want to stay is that the German gov subsidizes the Catholic Church. They might lose a lot of steady money if they put their ideals ahead of their paychecks.
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