This preliminary document, in preparation for the German Bishops’ Synod, is in no way an expression of the Magisterium. However, its contents are troubling, as they contain grave error and abject heresy. See the news story here.
“…one’s sexual orientation is unchangeable…
There was, however, no consensus on “whether the magisterial ban on homosexual practice is still opportune,” the bishops declare.
The communiqué also called for an update regarding Church teaching on adultery, declaring that “a sexual relationship after divorce and remarriage is no longer qualified as a serious sin and thus no general exclusion from the reception of the Eucharist is foreseen,”
It is factually an error to say that orientation cannot change. Many examples are known of persons who publicly describe their experience of having changed from a homosexual orientation to a heterosexual orientation. And while there are genetic influences, the orientation is not absolutely determined by genetics.
The teaching of the ordinary universal magisterium is infallible and irreformable that homosexual sexual acts are contrary to nature and intrinsically evil, and always gravely immoral. So this is not a juridical “ban” that would be changeable when “opportune”.
Finally, even though the divorced and remarried may sometimes be admitted to Communion, this does not change the objectively grave sin of sex outside of the first valid marriage, nor does it nullify the Commandment against adultery.
Some German Bishops are misusing Amoris Laetitia the way that liberals misuse Vatican II. AL cannot be used as a flag to wave away the past infallible teachings of the Magisterium.