Fr. Donald Calloway offers his take on the Belgian bishops' plan to bless same-sex 'couples,' the German Synodal Way's defiance of perennial teaching on homosexuality and abortion, and the formal correction of Pope Francis' statement on Holy Communion.
Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, a heterodox, pro-LGBT vice president of the German Synodal Path, enabled accused sex predators and allowed them to have access to young people, according to a report commissioned by his diocese.
'But what is really alarming and dismaying is that the consecrated and commissioned shepherds of the Church, the bishops, have in such large numbers apparently easily forgotten the oath they first swore before their ordination to the priesthood and then at their episcopal consecration before all the people – and before God's Face.'
On this week's Faith & Reason, the panel discusses Pope Francis' trip to Kazakhstan, the troubling but unsurprising developments with the German Synodal Way, and the implications of a radical bill to codify same-sex 'marriage' if Democrats manage to convince enough Republicans to pass it.