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Young German priests unenthused with ‘Synodal Path’

May 21, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: A survey of newly ordained Catholic priests in Germany has found little support for the liberal reforms that have been touted by Church leaders as part of their ‘Synodal Path.’

The survey of priests ordained between 2010 and 2021 found only minorities favoring the ordination of female priests (25.7%), the end of priestly celibacy (29.6%), and greater democracy in Church governance (30.3%).

In contrast, large majorities said that true reform would require more emphasis on fundamental Church teaching (75.7%) and greater spiritual depth (80.3%).

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - May. 22, 2024 10:12 AM ET USA

    so...young men devoting their life to God are not interested in doing it half-hearted. Good. By the time the wave of progressive bishops, cardinals, etc. passes - the world will be desperate for clarity, wounded and in need of shepherds. Just in time to fix the mess modernism has made.