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Latin American bishops will petition for married priests, German cleric says

March 05, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The head of the German bishops’ overseas charity has predicted that bishops in the Amazon region will ask Pope Francis for permission to ordain married men. The statement by Msgr. Pirmin Spiegel, head of Misereor, reflects the dynamic of the Amazon Synod—during which the push for change in the South American region came from German-speaking bishops.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 05, 2020 11:24 PM ET USA

    As the Church moves more towards the "historical Jesus," the "Jewish Jesus," a culture-constrained Jesus who was just another one of us, and away from Jesus the Second Person of the Trinity, we see a Church more and more focused on itself as a human institution, subject to human whims, human wiles, human governance under the guise of the Holy Ghost. And so her membership slips away because other human institutions are less demanding, less countercultural, and less likely to lead to martyrdom.