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Church and State
The Money Factor in the Catholic Communion Battle
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  • jeburke

    No better argument in favor of the USA’s strict prohibition against any establishment of religion. Here, we see a case of benign government entanglement with churches influencing the way bishops apply Catholic doctrine.

    That said, I very much doubt the Vatican will be moved from a fundamental doctrinal belief – marriage is a sacrament — in order to fatten the coffers of German bishops (imagine what clergy and laypeople in countries where the Church is robust would think of that).

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