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German bishops ‘embarking on a new path,’ says conference secretary

January 31, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The secretary of the German bishops’ conference says that it is “unacceptable” for doctrinal issued to be decided in Rome “without the participation of the local churches.” Father Hans Langendörfer told the German newspaper General Anzeiger that in their “synodal path,” the German bishops will make decisions “which concern the Roman level.” He said that “we are embarking on a new path of our own, one which brings together lay people and bishops on an equal footing.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 01, 2020 9:56 AM ET USA

    From the cited article: "'One of the major ideas behind that way of thinking is that coming to the Truth via the old way does not exist — that "truth" is what one arrives at through discourse,' said a source close to the German Church. 'It’s a decisive philosophical framework, through which you can arrive at whatever result you want.' The source also noted that the participants are stacked in favor of change, with as many as 90%-95% of those taking part considered to hold heterodox views."