Catholic Bishops Rules that Forcibly Sterilized Germans Cannot Get Married

Catholic Bishops Rules that Forcibly Sterilized Germans Cannot Get Married

Archbishop Conrad Gr ber

In Germany, Catholic bishops rule that because procreation is the purpose of marriage, sterilized people who cannot procreate also cannot partake of the sacrament of marriage.

Archbishop Conrad Gr ber writes:

"The Church has great sympathy for such persons, but she cannot change her basic position, based on natural law."

In fact, the Catholic Church will reverse this decision on January 15, 1936, perhaps because of the growing numbers of Catholics who have been sterilized, who want to get married, and who might be driven out of the church (as well as their friends and relatives) if the Catholic Church continues to insist on defending this position.

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