Bishop Donald HyingMay 18, 2023
Here We Stand? (with Bishop Donald Hying)
The German Bishops Challenge Catholic Social Teachings
New Books Network 2023
Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, wrote a statement in his diocesan journal, the Madison Catholic Herald about the German Synodal Way. The German Bishops, in defiance of Pope Francis, have been promoting same sex unions and the ordination of women and transgender persons. I ask Bishop Hying what is going on and how these matters should be handled: is there a correct way for the brother bishops to disagree on social issues as they listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit to guide them and our Church in this time of accelerating change?
- “Statement from Bishop Hying on the ‘Synodal Way’ process from bishops in Germany,” Madison Catholic Herald, March 21, 2023
- Bishop Hying’s Wikipedia page
- Discussion of Bishop Hying’s statement (and other topics) by JD Flynn and Ed Condon on the Pillar Podcast
- Bishop Hying on Almost Good Catholics, episode 19: Pray Like a Mystic: Mystical Traditions and What to Do with Them
- Sr. Nathalie Becquart, on Almost Good Catholics, episode 36: Quo Vademus? The Pilgrim Church on the Road of Synodality
Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast.