Kresta Comments - German bishops: most Catholics reject Catholic teaching on marriage, sexuality
Description: Most Catholics in Germany have never heard of the term “natural law” and reject Catholic teaching on human sexuality, according to a report from the German Bishops’ Conference.
The report is a response to a series of questions sent to bishops’ conferences by the Synod of Bishops in preparation for the upcoming synod on the family. In November, Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Holy See Press Office, pointed out that the questions asked by the Synod “are not regarding the doctrinal position of the Church,” but were intended to solicit information about pastoral practices and public attitudes in different societies.
“Most of the baptized have an image of the Church on the one hand that it is family friendly in its attitude, whilst at the same time considering her sexual morality to be unrealistic,” according to the German bishops’ report, which was released on February 3. “As a matter of principle, statements made at universal level are regarded as not being suited in terms of their linguistic style and their authoritative approach to be understood and accepted among the baptized.”
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