…on, among other things, the daft Church/State financial arrangments in Germany and how that provides vital background to the stuff the German bishops are doing and saying.I also like this quintessentially Welbornian clarity of thought about the media’s hyperfocus on Cdl. Kasper:(Well, first you should be wondering why the head of a national church that is dying should have this constantly-turned on microphone on this issue.  Why are we even listening to him?  Aren’t we supposed to be listening to the Church from places where it is actually alive and growing? What happened to We’re-not-a-Western-European-Church-We’re-a-Global-Church?)Indeed, it would be nice if some voices from the rest of the Church got just a teensy bit of coverage.

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