CNA Newsroom, Jul 19, 2022 / 03:21 am
The German “Synodal Way” is aiming to change the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by proposing “a conscious statement against the current Catholic catechism," according to a leading protagonist of the controversial process.
Marc Frings, the secretary-general of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), said the “Synodal Way” — sometimes referred to as “Synodal Path” — was “a conscious statement against the current Catholic catechism, which has been critical and disparaging of homosexuality since the mid-1970s and still reproaches homosexual activity as sin.”
His comments were published on July 17 in German and English by “Outreach," a website edited by Father James Martin S.J. that describes itself as an “LGBT Catholic resource."
The title of the opinion piece referred to the controversial process, which is not a synod, as “the German synod." When contacted by CNA Deutsch, CNA's German-language news partner, with a request for clarification, Frings said he had asked “Outreach” to correct the mistake, explaining he himself had not written the title.