FRANKFURT AM MAIN (LifeSiteNews) — The members of the heretical German Synodal Way have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a document replete with gender ideology that seeks to allow changing one’s listed sex on a baptismal certificate and paves the way for “transgender” priests.
The text entitled “Dealing with gender diversity” was approved by more than 95% of all votes on March 11 during the fifth Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt am Main. Of the 58 German bishops, only seven voted against the text, while 13 abstained. As journalist Martin Bürger noted in a CNA Deutsch article, if the bishops who abstained had voted “no” instead, the document’s approval could have been blocked due to the required two-thirds majority for bishops.
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The document stated that for intersex and “transsexual” Catholics, “it is made possible to omit the gender entry in the baptismal register or, as now provided for in German law, to enter ‘diverse,’” and that “[i]f the desire to change the gender entry arises at a later date, this is granted in an uncomplicated manner.”
Moreover, the text challenges the solely male priesthood by calling for the possibility of “transgender” priests:
Access to holy orders and pastoral vocations must also be examined in each individual case for intersex and transsexual baptized and confirmed persons who sense a vocation for themselves and must not be excluded across the board.
The document furthermore seeks to eliminate the requirement for priests to have male biology: “The determination of the state of the external sexual characteristics is to be abolished where it should still be practiced in the course of the acceptance of a man as a candidate for the priesthood.”
Liberal bishops around the world continue promoting heterodox views on homosexuality, female priests, divorce, contraception, and more — advancing anti-Catholic positions that jeopardize the salvation of souls.
Such bishops often sideline, ignore and even persecute traditional Catholics who simply ask that the Faith be preserved and passed on to their children.
But traditional Catholics cannot be silenced any longer, which is why we are uniting in this international boycott of modernist bishops and dioceses until the deposit of Faith is upheld by the hierarchy again.
SIGN: We will not fund modernist bishops or priests who undermine the Catholic Faith, but rather direct our contributions towards faithful clergy and orders that work for the salvation of souls.
There are countless examples of bishops working against Christ’s Church in calling for divine law to be ignored in favor of sexual, doctrinal and liturgical deviancy, even trying to clamp down on Catholics who practise the Faith.
Just last year, Cardinal Cupich banned traditional prayers after Mass, and more recently has curtailed the Traditional Latin Mass in his diocese.
Cardinal Cupich has banned the Hail Mary and St Michael Prayer after Mass
Who but a devil would ban these prayers after Mass
— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) August 27, 2021
The attack on the Faith is out in the open, with modernist bishops causing scandal in countless ways:
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“We therefore commit to a financial boycott of modernist bishops until the hierarchy resolves to uphold the entire deposit of Faith.”
If the bishops refuse to uphold and protect the teaching of Christ’s Bride, the Catholic Church, then we must refuse to support them until they repent.
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The heterodox text also calls for “LGBTI* commissioners” to “be appointed in all (arch)dioceses, if possible” to guarantee “spiritual guidance for transgender and intersex faithful characterized by acceptance.”
“In parishes and Catholic institutions, appropriate educational programs and offerings are to be set up to raise awareness and sensitivity for the topic of gender diversity,” the document reads.
Defying the Vatican again
On March 10, the Synodal Assembly approved the “blessings” of same-sex couples, in open defiance of Church teaching and the Vatican’s 2021 negative answer regarding the question of the “blessing” of same-sex unions.
READ: Germany’s Synodal Way approves same-sex ‘blessings’ in open defiance of Church teaching
The German bishops and lay members of the Synodal Way are now going directly against another Vatican directive, namely the 2019 document Male and female he created them by the Congregation for Catholic Education.
In their text on “gender diversity,” the members of the Synodal Way openly criticized the Vatican’s condemnation of gender ideology and claimed that such condemnation promotes “exclusion, violence, and persecution, from which the Church should actually protect.”
On the other hand, the document approved by the Synodal Assembly praised the heterodox declaration by the Australian bishops titled Created and Loved: A guide for Catholic schools on identity and gender, which promoted a change of “gender” and unisex toilets, along with advice to use students’ “preferred name” and pronouns.
READ: Australian bishops issue school policy endorsing gender ‘change,’ transgender bathrooms
The heterodox text from the Synodal Assembly furthermore calls on Pope Francis and the college of bishops to “explicitly distance ourselves as a Church from views that see intersex and transsexuality as a pathological, negative or even sinful deviation.”
Moving towards schism
Faithful Catholic bishops like Cardinal Gerhard Müller have repeatedly warned that the heterodox Synodal Way would lead to schism. Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, denounced the “schismatic vote” of the German bishops who voted in favor of blessings for same-sex unions.
The president of every Bishop’s Conference around the world should denounce the schismatic vote of the 38 German bishops who have voted to bless same sex unions. We must speak out and call them to return to Catholic teaching. They have hardened their hearts to the Truth.
— Bishop J. Strickland (@Bishopoftyler) March 10, 2023
“The president of every Bishop’s Conference around the world should denounce the schismatic vote of the 38 German bishops who have voted to bless same sex unions,” Strickland wrote. “We must speak out and call them to return to Catholic teaching. They have hardened their hearts to the Truth.”
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