In July, the secretary-general of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), said the Synodal Way — sometimes referred to as Synodal Path — was “a conscious statement against the current Catholic catechism, which has been critical and disparaging of homosexuality since the mid-1970s and still reproaches homosexual activity as sin.”
His comments were published on July 17 in German and English by Outreach, a website edited by Jesuit Father James Martin that describes itself as an “LGBT Catholic resource.”
Several German bishops have recently come out in support of changes in Church teaching on sexuality and gender identity.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard…