The Fulda professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics Dr. Richard Hartmann has in his capacity as President of the Rotary Club Rhön, presented the President of the Regional Group of Donum Vitae, Ms. Hohmann, a check for 3.000, - €, reports Osthessen-News.
So it is that the elected representative of the Catholic Church has supported a group officially banned by the church.
Heinz Josef Algermissen, Bishop of Fulda, has been a member of Rotary International for a long time.
In the so-called service clubs, including Rotary International is one, there is a strict duty of confidentiality about memberships and internals.
"Under the premise of this secrecy is there not the substantial risk that an organization insinuates itself in the Church, which has expressly excluded the religious from their program, e.g. the appointment of bishops and the spiritual orientation," asks the Zusammenschluss Papstreuer Vereinigungen.. [Consortium of Associations Loyal to Rome]
A Google search shows, incidentally, that many bishops are moved to cultivate association with Rotary Clubs. The question is asked: who influences whom. Are the Rotarians becoming Catholic, or the bishops Rotarians?
Text: Linus Schneider
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