You will recall that a mid-level drone came out with a statement in the Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau that Communion for the divorced and remarried was okay. Then there was the good and thorough demolition of that notion by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbp. Müller. Then Card. Marx of Munich and Freising shot back at Archbp. Müller.
This is all in preparation – I believe – for the war over this question that will ignite during the upcoming Synod of Bishops. But I digress.
Again, this started in Germany and it is being continued in Germany.
Because German bishops don’t want the divorced/remarried to leave the Church.
Could it be that these couples would stop paying Die Kirchensteuer … The Church Tax?
People in Germany, who belong to the Church, pay an additional percentage in income tax which is then designated for the Church. Or, they can denounce to the state their membership in the Church and then not pay additional taxes.
This makes the Catholic Church in Germany pretty wealthy. No… really wealthy.
Hasn’t Pope Francis been calling for a poorer Church?
Shouldn’t the German Catholic Church refuse to accept the Church Tax? Then they wouldn’t have to compromise doctrine for the sake of income.