“This makes manifest that faith is light and that we have to make an examination of conscience and take holiness more seriously, because we have allowed ourselves to be won over to a great extent by materialistic trends,” he added.
The devil cannot defeat the Resurrection
The archbishop emeritus of Madrid referred to a passage from the Book of Revelation and said that “the great battle for the salvation of the world has been settled from the beginning, because the triumph of the Risen One is definitive and no one can overcome it.”
“The power of the devil is not going to defeat the Resurrection, but the battle must be fought, the Passion of Christ must be completed, as St. Paul says,” the cardinal explained.
The German Synodal Way
The Synodal Way is a controversial multiyear process that began in December 2019 and involves German bishops and laity in addressing issues such as the exercise of “power” in the Church, sexual morality, the priesthood, and the role of women in the Church, issues on which they have expressed, publicly and on various occasions, positions contrary to Catholic doctrine.
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