Munich, 02 June, 2023 / 8:27 pm (ACI Africa).
Birgit Kelle, spokeswoman for the German lay group Neuer Anfang (New Beginning) in a May 29 interview with EWTN Noticias explained that its members reject the Synodal Path initiated by the Church in Germany because they want to “remain Catholic.”
This lay initiative was started two years ago, when the bishops and various lay leaders in Germany had already embarked on the controversial Synodal Path.
Organized by the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) and the German Bishops’ Conference, the Synodal Way began in 2019.
In March of this year, it approved measures to incorporate gender ideology into Catholic teaching, the ordination of women as deaconesses, the blessing of homosexual unions, the normalization of lay preaching at Mass, and a request that the Vatican “re-examine” the discipline of priestly celibacy.
Kelle told EWTN Noticias that her association seeks to raise their voices, focusing “on a true new beginning in Germany” as they represent “many orthodox Catholics who are concerned about the Synodal Way and its decisions.”