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Cardinal Brandmüller raps German bishops’ policy on Communion for Protestant spouses

March 07, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has sharply criticized a decision by the German bishops’ conference to allow the Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion under some circumstances. The retired German prelate told an interviewer that the policy is “a wholly dishonest ploy,” a use of “salami tactics,” in a bid to achieve the true goal of intercommunion.

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  • Posted by: pcamarata4429 - Mar. 09, 2018 8:51 PM ET USA

    I attended Mass in Germany when I was there on business several months ago. It was barely recognizable as a Holy Mass. There was a screen put up in front of the altar with images projected on it during the homily which was given by a woman. There were two women that came up into the sanctuary and discussed various things at different parts of the liturgy. The poor priest sat there with a sad look on his face during most of the liturgy. If this is common,it appears that the German church is lost