- Inés San Martín
Sound byte from the Crux article:
Marx said that even though there are some in the Church who refuse to accept their shared responsibility for the sexual abuse crisis, he believes all aspects have to be considered: “Mistakes for which you are personally responsible, and the institutional failure which requires changes and a reform of the Church.”
“We as bishops have to make clear that we also represent the institution of the Church as a whole,” he said.
“A turning point out of this crisis is, in my opinion, only possible if we take a ‘synodal path’, a path which actually enables a ‘discernment of spirits,’ as you have repeatedly emphasized and reiterated in your letter to the Church in Germany,” Marx wrote.
Is Cardinal Marx supporting the schism the German Synodal process is causing, as well as the apostasy from the true faith? Is this a ploy to green light all that Germany is demanding in the most Germanic way possible and to hell with everyone else in the Church?
Or, as is implied in the above sound byte, is the good Cardinal supporting Pope Francis' letter to the Germans calling them on the carpet for going it alone and without the Universal Church's approval.
And to what extent or role did the publication of the new Canon Laws seeking prosecution of Catholics who promote and ordain women to Holy Orders and other abuses of children, teenagers and adults, have in the good Cardinal's decision? Could he be prosecuted by the Church in light of the new canon laws for his failures ?????
Nonetheless, this is a bombshell for Pope Francis and Germany and possibly for the Universal Church.