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Missing the Marx: Theologians Critique German Cardinal’s Statements Supporting Homosexuality

Thomas LohnesCardinal Reinhard Marx, the archbishop of Munich, is shown at the last day of the German bishops’ congress on the ‘Synodal Way’ Feb. 5, in Frankfurt. Cardinal Marx is on the record as stating that same-sex ‘sexual encounters’ are not necessarily sinful and Church teaching should be amended accordingly.

Theologians say Cardinal Marx’s recent comments appear to contradict settled Church teachings regarding sexuality and don’t conform with the principles of genuine doctrinal development.