Fr. Z has a post on the German bishops and their synodal process. It's the same old, same old, not the glorious 50's mind you but the inglorious 70's.
I was taught this stuff in the 70's especially in Scripture classes and other innocuous courses. It turned my stomach then, although I was open to learning back then and into critical thinking, and it turns my stomach now because I know what it is all about.
This is part of Fr. Z's post:
Christ became a human being for us, not a man.
Bode was paired up with a woman theologian Dorothea Sattler, who quipped that it is new to emphasize Jesus’ manhood. God could have become a woman, but it was only sociological conditions that … I dunno… forced? God to become a man.
“it was always about the incarnation of God, not about becoming man. The question of gender was of no relevance to theology of salvation in the history of tradition.”This is both a lie and heresy.
We also were presented with other heresies, that Jesus' resurrection could have been spiritual rather than physical, especially if we were to discover his bones. Yes, we talked about this in class.
We also talked about other ways to understand "real presence" in the Eucharist. All heretical old stuff.
But what this woman says has a method to its madness. The Anglican Communion has followed it to its logical conclusion:
1. women thus can become priests.
2. marriage can be any number of configurations to please the LGBTQ community.
3. the bride/bridegroom imagery of the Church and calling the Church, Holy Mother is time constraint and need to be purged in favor of gender-less language, to include the Trinity, such as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier must be used as the Trinitarian formula.
This is all very convenient in our day and age and the German synodal system sells out Christ and our worship of Him and worships the relativism of the secular agenda.
And the Vatican, scandalously, is mute.