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Published on Jun 18, 2019

Princess Gloria, one of the wealthiest women in Germany who is friends with not just Pope Benedict but also Hillary Clinton, joins John-Henry to discuss her Catholic faith, including her time spent away from the Church in the 1980s. “The Sacraments are the key to the well being of the soul,” she says in this truly unique episode of The John-Henry Westen Show. https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/vi…

SEE ALSO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria,_Princess_of_Thurn_and_Taxis

SEE ALSO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert,_12th_Prince_of_Thurn_and_Taxis

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Leonard Boff, Liberation Theology Activist

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Source: Liberation Theology Activist: Pope Francis is One of Us

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St. Boniface, Benedictine Monk

 

 

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Source: http://reginamag.com/christmas-tree-christian/

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Cardinal Paul Cordes, Germany

BLOGGER’S NOTE:  This Blogger is no theologian. Just a layperson who hopefully prays.  Has a brain and believes in Christ Crucified.  My take on it—-THE LORD’S MAGISTERIUM TAUGHT TRULLY.  MY TAKE ON THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO WORKS IN CHRIST AND WITH CHRIST. THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE. HUMBLY CALLING ALL CARDINALS DONT BE AFRAID AS JESUS SAID.  SPEAK IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON HIS TRUTH.  GET PAST THE EMOTIONS AND TEACH THE LOGIC OF THE MATTER.  GET PAST THE EVIL ONE WHO WATCHES US AND LOOKS FOR A WAY IN TO DO HARM AGAINST HIS LAMBS. STAND FIRM IN YOUR CONVITIONS JESUS WILL WORK THROUGH YOU. GOD BLESS THE FAITHFUL WHO TELL THE TRUTH IN THESE TIMES.

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Müller: Can’t interpret apostolic exhortation

Source: German Cardinal Condones Cdl. Müller’s Clarification on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

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Migrants

 

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Source: Migrant Violence Skyrockets in Germany

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BLOGGER’S NOTE:  THIS BLOGGER IS HUMBLY PROUD IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT EMERITUS POPE BENEDICT XVI AND BISHOP GANSWEIN BOTH VOICED WHAT WE ALL FEEL ABOUT THE MONEY ISSUE AND THE CHURCH WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT WE CAN AND CANNOT PAY AT ANY GIVEN TIME.  I THINK PEOPLE AT HEART ARE GENEROUS BUT AS THE WE ALL KNOW ONLY THE FATHER NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT WE GIVE TO THE CHURCH.  THANK YOU POPE FRANCIS WHO I’M SURE FEELS THE SAME WAY ABOUT OUR PEOPLE.  WHEN I CAN I GIVE.  WHEN I’M BROKE I DO WHAT I CAN FOR THE CHURCH.  RIGHT NOW I’M DOING BY USING THIS BLOG. I WANT TO THANK THESE MEN FOR BEING GREAT PRIESTS IN THE NAME OF JESUS.  MAY OUR LADY LOOK OVER AND PROTECT THEIR MINISTRIES.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT WE MUST ALWAYS SUPPORT THE CHURCH IN SOMEWAY BE IT TREASUER, MONEY OR TALENT. 

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‘Automatic excommunication of those who do not pay it, in my view, is not sustainable’

Source: Pope Benedict Denounces Germany’s ‘Unmerciful’ Church Tax

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Germany’s Cardinal Marx needs to get a calculator.

July 21, 2016 

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There must be something in the water — or the beer — in Germany which causes Catholic prelates there to lose their minds, to go mad. Not only do some of them not think like Catholics, some of them have difficulty figuring out how to read a spreadsheet.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German bishops conference, has apparently been taking political hair-splitting lessons from Hillary Clinton. According to numbers released by him and the national conference of his fellow bishops, close to a fifth of a million Catholics walked out of the Catholic Church last year. 181,000 souls abandoned the true Faith. That compares with just about 2,000 who converted.

One hundred eighty-one thousand left. Two thousand came in. For every one that came, in 90 walked out.

What does he have to say about this? “The statistics show that the Church in Germany continues to be a strong force, whose message is heard and accepted. There obviously not only is an interest in, but also an active desire for the sacraments of the Church, as the slight increase of baptisms and marriages proves.”

Riiiiight! “A strong force.” Suuure! “Whose message is heard and accepted.”

What a purely political statement, if there ever was one. Only a politician could talk like that. If the cardinal wants to lie to himself, go right ahead. But don’t put a spin on the lousy work the Church has done in Germany and try to present it as some kind of success story.

And the staggering loss was just for 2015. Since 1995 — the past 21 years — numbers approaching half the total of German Catholics have given up the Faith. Good thing the Church’s strong voice is listened to. Perhaps they can take some of the nearly 7 billion euros they received from the government last year and buy giant rock concert speakers to attach to the outside of all the churches, so the people leaving can still hear their strong voice.

In these past 21 years, baptisms have fallen from approximately 260,000 to 160,000. The number of Catholic marriages has essentially been cut in half, from 86,000 to 44,000. Eighty million Germans — 44,000 Catholic marriages. Good thing the Church’s strong voice is being listened to.

Mass attendance in the past 21 years — approaching a near-50 percent decline. Nineteen percent to 10 percent. Thank Heaven for the strong voice being listened to.

According to a recent, well-founded study, more than half of the clergy don’t go to confession in a given year. More than nine out of 10 pastoral assistants likewise go to confession less than once a year. There’s that strong voice being listened to again.

So let’s do a 30,000-foot summary for the good cardinal. Your people are not getting married in the Church. Your baptisms are abysmal. Your clergy don’t go to confession, and your faithful don’t go to Mass. Has Cdl. Marx lost his mind, seriously? The only individual celebrating these numbers and saying they are good is Satan. What Martin Luther started 500 years ago, the German bishops are finishing in short order. Good job.

Is the cardinal lying about the numbers with his spin? Has he gone mad? Is he not all that concerned because the Church in Germany is drowning in money because the unique way the tax system works there in paying the Church tax receipts? Nearly $7 billion last year alone. One diocese alone has over $1 billion in liquid assets in the bank — cash. $1 billion. That’s more than most Third-World countries.

 And speaking of Third-World countries, remember this guy? Cardinal Walter Kasper, who was recorded by a journalist at the 2014 synod in Rome. His racist comments were played all around the world. He said African Catholics “should not tell us too much what we have to do.”

Seems like the Africans should be telling the Church in Germany exactly what to do — including how to interpret a spreadsheet.

BLOGGERS NOTE:  Please pray for Cardinal Reinhard Marx he needs them very much as do all our Religious  everywhere.  Amen in Jesus’ name.

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