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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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GERMANY: Creepy weird twisted “gender bender” news

Remember the “biological” male or female thing?  Some twisted people are trying to eliminate the distinction of sex, not just of “gender”.  (E.g., HERE and HERE.)
This is advancing fairly rapidly now that we have hit critical mass of people who … 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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In the face of this sort of revolt, what does one do?

I am torn between, on the one hand, pity for these men whose priesthood and ministry was tainted from the onset by bad formation and poor leadership and, on the other, contempt for them as arrogant quislings.
From Vatican Insider:
Germany: Catholic … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI “walked through the ferocious pack of media dogs without losing his composure”

Read this whole thing.
From CNA comes this about the Pope’s visit to Germany.
A highlight:
“(D)amage to the Church comes not from her opponents but from uncommitted Christians.”
And also,
“The Pope gave appropriate directions. The fate of the Church and of the faith, … Continue reading

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Paolo Rodari interprets Benedict XVI’s State Visit to Germany

Paolo Rodari has an interesting analysis of the Holy Father’s visit to Germany.  I am still think about what he wrote, but I thought I would get it out to the anglophone blogosphere for your opportune knowledge.
My quick translation.
Hitler and … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict is now in Germany: opening remarks

The Holy Father is in his native place, Germany.  The liberal German press and many groups have, in a way even nastier than what we saw in England, tried to poison the Pope’s visit before the fact.  I suspect he … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s 2011 visit to Germany

Next year the German-born Benedict XVI will have his first state visit to Germany.  His previous visits to Germany were apostolic visits.   During the September 2011 state visit Pope Benedict is slated to address the German Parliament in the Bundestag … Continue reading

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