It seems this progressive German Cardinal is exercising damage control now to save face. I report and you discuss!
Catholic World News - July 10, 2015
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has cautioned German Catholics that they should not expect dramatic change in Church policy as a result of the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops.
Cardinal Marx-- who has been an outspoken proponent of allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion-- said that it "will not be simple" to bring about such a change. He suggested that the Synod may not be ready to approve the policy, which has already won endorsement from the German bishops' conference, which Cardinal Marx heads.
The cautionary statement from Cardinal Marx, made in a meeting in Munich, may indicate that the German prelate is recognizing the strength of opposition to the "Kasper proposal" among the world's bishops.