The German Catholic bishops’ conference issued a statement that homosexuality is “normal” and unchangeable. They also added that adultery is no longer a “serious sin.”
For one, it will never be normal, like heterosexual relationships. It’s bad enough that society is trying to normalize it, let alone the church. For two, all sin is equal in the eyes of God, according to the bible. Therefore it’s absurd to say that adultery is no longer a “serious” sin, because they are equal.
The communiqué said that both homosexuasl and heterosexuals “belong to the normal forms of a sexual predisposition that cannot and should not be changed by any specific socialization.”
“There was agreement that the sexual preference of humans is expressed during puberty and assumes a heterosexual or homosexual orientation,” it added.
The bishops embraced the findings of a study group on sexual morality chaired by Berlin Archbishop Heiner Koch, which will form a starting point for the “Synodal Way of the Church” in Germany to rethink Catholic teachings and praxis for the present day.
Therefore they’re claiming that homosexuality is not a changeable action or a choice, therefore, “in church thinking, this means that any form of discrimination against homosexuals must be rejected, as has long been required by the magisterium and is also explicitly emphasized by Pope Francis in the post-synodal letter Amoris Laetitia.”
There was, however, no consensus on “whether the magisterial ban on homosexual practice is still opportune,” the bishops declare.
The communiqué also called for an update regarding Church teaching on adultery, declaring that “a sexual relationship after divorce and remarriage is no longer qualified as a serious sin and thus no general exclusion from the reception of the Eucharist is foreseen,” stating that such a conclusion is “supported by humanities and theology” as well as by “developments that are already apparent in Amoris laetitia.”
The findings of the meeting, sponsored by the Bishops’ Commission for Marriage and Family to deal with issues of sexual morality, will be used to update the Church’s teaching staff on sexual morality, the communique revealed.
“The results of the expert consultation will feed into the Forum of the Synodical Way ‘Living in Successful Relationships — Living Love in Sexuality and Partnership,’ which will start work in February 2020,” they concluded.