Showing posts with label German Church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label German Church. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2020

German Tax-Church Receives Record Income As Catholics Defect

.- The Church in Germany received more money in church tax than ever before in 2019 despite losing a record number of members.
According to official figures released Monday, the German Church received 6.76 billion euros ($7.75 billion) in 2019. 
This represents a increase of more than 100 million euros ($115 million)  compared to 2018, when the Church gained 6.64 billion euros from the tax. The rise is believed to be due to the growth of Germany’s economy in 2019.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Richest Church in the World Pays Abuse Victims 5,000 Euros

Bundestag vice-president Kubicki "If we consider that many people are marked by these terrible deeds for life, then such a sum, which a bishop earns in half a month, appears maximally unjust.”

Berlin ( An abuse victim is typically paid only  5,000 Euros for compensation in Germany in the past few years by the Catholic Church. This was reported by BILD, citing the Central Coordination Office. This had been recommended until autumn 2017 for 1788 applications of 8.7 million euros in compensation, which on average is only 5,000 euros per victim. Bundestag Vice-President Wolfgang Kubicki made heavy criticism of these compensatory payments: "If we bear in mind that many people are marked by these terrible deeds for life, then such a sum, which a bishop earns in half a month, appears maximally unjust." Those affected are outraged by these low payments. "For years, the richest church in the world has been offering ridiculous compensation payments to its victims. 1000, 3000, 5000 Euro are a new humiliation for those affected," says Matthias Katsch of the victim association Eckiger Tisch. "In the US, victims were awarded millions of dollars, but there the state carries out the proceedings, in Germany because of the statute of limitations, the church itself.

Edit: it has more to do with the German Church being a spiritual, welfare arm of the Bundesland.

Trans: Tancred

Monday, February 19, 2018

Communion For Islamists is Around the Corner

Edit: Anyone in contact with a regular parish setting knows that most priests don’t care if they’re giving Communion to whomever, or whatever. It makes one wonder, that if anything goes on in most NO parishes at all, why safeguard it from sacrilege? It’s just an empty symbol, right? After all, most NO parishes don’t have much respect for the Blessed Sacrament, hence only a minority of Catholics really believe in the real presence.

It’s “common practice” in Germany that Protestants in "mixed marriages" receive Communion, Stefan Orth writes on the German bishops' (February 19). He mentions that the bishops meet this week in order to push for Holy Communion for Protestants.

According to Orth, it is “inconsistent” for the bishops that Protestants are allowed to receive Holy Communion during the wedding ceremony with a Catholic spouse but not afterwards.

This argument is flawed. First, Protestants who do not believe in the Eucharist (otherwise they were not Protestants) and never go to confession which is a precondition for receiving the sacrament, are never allowed to receive Communion. Second, Orth hushes up that for decades it has been a common practice in his country to invite all Protestants to receive Holy Communion. So what the bishops push for, has already been introduced.

This shows the pattern according to which Germany and later the Vatican subvert the Catholic faith: They first tolerate outrageous abuses and then proceed to "legalising" them.

Germany has a big Moslem population. It is a question of time until those Moslems will be invited to receive Communion, if they are not already.