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Mary, the Mother of God, should lead the Catholic Church in Germany through the crisis of faith. That is why the Catholics of Maria 1 plead.0 to consecrate the Church to Mary. Their concern is that the church in Germany could split off.
The Catholic Women's Initiative Maria 1.0 proposes to consecrate the Catholic Church in Germany to Mary. This wish is expressed "after the unsatisfactory vote of the Central Committee of German Catholics on the statutes of the Synodal Way," the initiative announced today, Tuesday, in Schongau, Upper Bavaria.
The goal is for the Blessed Mother to lead the Catholic Church in Germany through the crisis of faith. Many believers do not agree with the planned reform process, he said. They are concerned that the local church is going down a special path that will lead to a separation from the universal church.
Reforms do not lead people closer to God
"The criticism of many is that at present only apparent solutions are being sought," says Initiative Maria 1.0. The planned innovations do not lead people closer to God. The real problem behind the high number of people leaving the church is the dwindling faith and the lack of knowledge about it. "A clear and successful model for the necessary reforms would be the Mother of God," think the Maria-1.0 women. Mary's unconditional yes to the Word of God is the successful archetype of Christianity, he said.
Mary 1.0 criticizes ZdK
The Synodal Way begins on the first Advent. The further content of the reform debate is to be discussed at the first synodal assembly on 30 September. January to 1. February in Frankfurt. The German bishops and the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) want to use the initiative, which will initially run for two years, to discuss the future of church life in Germany. Topics include sexual morality, the priestly way of life, separation of powers and the role of women in the church. To the ZdK Maria 1 explained.0 that this "registered association by far does not represent all German Catholics".
Maria 1.0 was launched in May by Schongau teacher Johanna Stohr in response to the Maria 2 movement.0 was founded, which had developed into a nationwide wave of protest against a male-dominated Catholic Church and for women's access to ordained ministry.