Say no to the German Synodal Committee! - Public rosary in Essen
Because of the Synodal Way, the Catholic Church in Germany is on the verge of schism.
At the final meeting of the German Synodal Way last March, with the approval of the majority of delegates and against the express instructions of the Vatican, it was decided to establish a permanent Synodal Council composed of lay people and bishops to oversee the local Church.
In fact, the Vatican sent a letter to the President of the German Bishops' Conference, Bishop Georg Bätzing, signed by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Prefect of the DDF, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, and the Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, Cardinal Marc Ouellet.
The letter, approved by Pope Francis in forma specifica, was dated January 15 and published by the German Bishops' Conference on Monday evening, January 23.
The document informed Bishop Georg Bätzing that "neither the Synodal Way, nor any body established by it, nor any bishops' conference has the competence to establish the 'Synodal Council' at the national, diocesan or parish level."
Despite Rome's denial, the "Synodal Committee" was established.
But at the March meeting, opposition to Rome was not limited to this.
A document providing for the elaboration of a pseudo-blessing ceremony for "couples in love" (homosexuals, remarried divorcees, etc.) was also voted on and approved with a majority of votes and abstentions or neutrality - with few exceptions - of the bishops opposed.
The approval of such "blessings" contradicts the "Responsum ab dubium" of March 15, 2021, which declares - with emphasis on same-sex couples - that the Church does NOT have the authority to perform such blessings.
Despite all this, it seems that a large part of the German episcopate has decided to pave the way for schism and heresy.
The first constitutional meeting of the Synodal Committee will take place in Essen on November 10-11, 2023.
In protest and representing the majority of the faithful who oppose this, we will be in front of the Essen Cathedral to pray a public rosary of reparation and to distribute a manifesto warning the faithful and calling them to resist.
Kettwiger Straße corner of St. Quintin, Essen 10. Nov. 2023 - 11:30 am