Since Pope Francis sees himself as the “Pope of the Poor”, the clergy is lined up “stirred and uncertain in a good sense”. Cardinal Woelki: “In Germany we will make it clear, what Church is really about: That we won’t live any more for money and status, rather more for social justice and more on love, which are those things which are priceless.”
Taxation of Disposession
In a discussion with the Berlin “Tagespiegel” on Easter Sunday 2013, Cardinal Woelki endorsed a stronger taxation of estates, explicitly the increase of inheritance taxes for a more equitable distribution between rich and poor.
Number of Hartz-IV Receivers Remains Constant
In the same breath the Berlin Cardinal wants to increase the length of unemployment benefits. The number of unemployed has dropped, yet the number of Hartz-IV receivers has not sunk.
A connection with (unwilling) willingness to work in parts of the Hartz-IV recipients is not something Cardinal Woelki sees. Cardinal Woelki also doesn’t betray us, since he wishes to reduce the number of Hartz-IV recipients. Mandatory resocialization courses for Berlin-Kreuzberg dwellers?
Cheap Apartments in Kurfurstendamm?
Even the homelessness is very closely connected. In Berlin there are 350,000 residences at moderate addresses. 373,000 Hartz-IV households and a further 500,000 low income households compete for these.
Cardinal Woelki sees a great danger that “many in the center will be pushed to the margins of the city, as is also the case with other large European cities”.
In a (system Cardinal Woelki describes as a “good system”) free market economy, the centrally located real estate is even more highly valued than would be encountered in the (industrial and trade ) peripheral areas. As if that weren’t enough, the rents and sales prices are higher.
Nazi-Church Tax is a “protected system"
The Church-tax which was directed to the dispossession of the Church is defended by Cardinal Woelki: “It is a protected system, through which the church members make contributions for the maintenance of ecclesiastical commitment. Through that they also do something for the common good.”
Cardinal Woelki: Women as Cardinals
As regards the false content of the commentary of the “Tagespiegels” (Claudia Keller and Rainer Woratschka): “In canon law it may even be possible, to name women as Cardinals” to which the Cardinal answered “somewhat” surprisingly: “You are right.”
And also: “Even at the level of the Universal Church women must be more significantly connected to responsible positions. The Pope needs good advice and one should be well consider, how the advisory boards in the Vatican should be occupied. We were very pressed just days before the conclave, to get to know each other for the first time.”
The erroneousness of the Cardinal, who “isn’t one of the narrow minded"
If Cardinal Woelki had now explored the theological and canonical foundations for his positive answer to “Cardinaltrixes”, we would have been grateful.
Already on Katholikentag in Mannheim the Cardinal dumbfounded with a private theory on homo-depravity: “I consider it as conceivable, that there, where people are acting responsibly for one another, where they live in a stable homosexual relationship, that it can be regarded in a same manner as heterosexual partnerships.”
The Catholic internet site has dubbed Cardinal Woelki for that reason with the honorary title of “Homo-Kardinal”. (previously even borrowed from Cardinal Schonborn)
For the adoption of a “distinction”, the gay homo-lobby decisive but really not courageous enough: “For such implicitness he can’t distinguish himself."
2012 no Priestly Ordinations in Berlin
Thus he was named as the Archbishop of Berlin and had been created by Benedict XVI. as a Cardinal with a productive mission: the growth of priestly vocations. In the year 2012 there hasn’t been a single priestly ordination.
Link to kreuz.net….