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Appeal to German Catholics against the Kirchensteuer

Roberto de Mattei (Munich, January 18, Acies Ordinata) Transcript I make an appeal to German Catholics, asking them to stop paying the so-called Kirchensteuer, the withdrawal of a part of their …More
Roberto de Mattei (Munich, January 18, Acies Ordinata)
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I make an appeal to German Catholics, asking them to stop paying the so-called Kirchensteuer, the withdrawal of a part of their income based on their religious conviction. It is inadmissible that the only way to exempt oneself from this forced withdrawal is by a obligatory declaration of abandonment of the Church (Kirchenaustritt) which is automatically followed by a de facto excommunication.
The German Bishops’ Conference has decreed that those who subscribe to the Kirchenaustritt may no longer go to confession, receive communion or confirmation and, when they die, they may not receive a Catholic funeral. Without explicitly pronouncing the word “excommunication” the German Bishops’ Conference is punishing those who leave the Church for financial reasons by excluding them from the sacramental life, which is the essence of the punishment of excommunication (can. 1331 § 1). They may be readmitted to the sacraments only …More
aderito
Unless we have world wide peace demonstrations like the PROLIFE movement ,(and this can be acchieved ) you already have the leadershipp ,let us promote it
BrotherBeowulf
Oh that's brilliant. German layman will take it from an Italian academic not to pay taxes. But studiously avoid taking a stand on the problem he himself identifies as "That of the Two Popes."

Whose side are you on, Professore?
HerzMariae
De Mattei accuses the German Church of simony: “whoever subordinates the sacramental life to the payment of a tax falls into the sin of simony (Acts 8: 5-24), the selling of spiritual goods that has characterized all the ages of great crises in the Church.” He furthermore opines that “paying the Kirchensteuer means directly cooperating in the process of secularization of the Church in Germany …More
De Mattei accuses the German Church of simony: “whoever subordinates the sacramental life to the payment of a tax falls into the sin of simony (Acts 8: 5-24), the selling of spiritual goods that has characterized all the ages of great crises in the Church.” He furthermore opines that “paying the Kirchensteuer means directly cooperating in the process of secularization of the Church in Germany and in the world that the German bishops promote on the ideological level and support on the financial level”.