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From German-speaking bishops' conferences, arguments for change in Church teaching on marriage

September 04, 2015

Two new books, from authors closely affiliated with the bishops' conferences of German and Switzerland, have argued for dramatic changes in Church teaching on marriage and human sexuality.

Vatican journalist Sandro Magister of L'Espresso writes:

They say that the divorced and remarried and homosexual couples are not waiting for “mercy,” but for recognition of the goodness of their condition.  

For the Swiss hierarchy, a summary of questions addressed to the faithful concludes that the indissolubility of marriage is not seen "as an absolute value, but rather under certain circumstances find in it the danger of falsehood, hypocrisy, or remaining in a situation of life unworthy of the human person.” The Church teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts "is rejected because it is considered unjust and inhumane."



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