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GERMANY: Where the weird stuff comes from

Why is it that truly weird stuff comes into the Church from Germany?
I think it may be because of a) the Church Tax and b) that Rahner won in German speaking countries.
Here is an example of how weird things are … Continue reading

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Over the top interview with Card. Kasper on the eve of the Synod

Yet another interview with Card. Kasper is available for your … what… edification?
His Eminence gave an interview to Il Quotidiano.  My translation:
“We will reach a wide consensus. I am not Nostradamus, but I believe, I hope that the line of mercy … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z cynically reflects on Germany and divorce and remarriage

I have been thinking – with my cynical cap on – about why calls for Communion for the divorced/remarried have been coming out of Germany.
You will recall that a mid-level drone came out with a statement in the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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Sloppy reporting about new “church tax” decision by bishops

I haven’t been following this interesting story, but I noted some of the use of language in reporting about  the German bishops and the “church tax”.  I will ramble a bit and my emphases.
From The Beeb:
German Catholics lose church rights … Continue reading

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