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Notes for “Leaving the Church”

1. “Irish potato famine”, The History Place, 2000. http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/america.htm

2. Church in an $85 million accord, Boston Globe, 10 September 2003. http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories5/091003_settlement.htm 

3. Cardinal Law Given Post at Vatican, New York Times, 28 May 2004
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/28/national/28card.html 

4. Kirchensteuer: Die Geldquellen trocknen aus
http://www.focus.de/finanzen/news/vatikan/kirchensteuer_aid_13425.html


1. Die Absetzbarkeit der Kirchensteuer als Sonderausgabe verursachte im Jahr 2009 Steuermindereinnahmen von 2,94 Mrd. Euro. Source: 22. Subventionsbericht der Bundesregierung, S. 79. http://www.ibka.org/presse10/sparpaket-kirchensubventionen
 

2. “Statement on Formal Defections”, Archdiocese of Dublin, 12 October 2010. http://www.dublindiocese.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2103&Itemid=1030 
 

3. Mgr. Gordon Read, MA, BD, JCL, Comment [on the explanation of Omnium in mentum by Archbishop Coccopalmerio, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts], “The Society Newsletter”, The Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland, no. 161, March 2010, p. 24. http://www.google.no/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=document%20no.%20iv%20comment%20the%20release%20of%20the%20motu%20proprio&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwystap.pl%2Fdownload%2F120%2F&ei=U1dKT_LeHYqohAeO3oyPDg&usg=AFQjCNGxPb9WxAnmXQMSv1qqCqQ3IecV9w


4. The Archdiocese of Freiburg states that in 2009 church tax brought in 4,903 Milliarde Euros or 4,903,000,000 Euros. Because of differnt number systems that amounts to almost 5 trillion Euros (US), or 5 billion (other countries). http://www.erzbistum-freiburg.de/html/kirchensteuer660.html
 

5. “Vatican queried over laws on leaving church”, Irish Times, 2012-02-15. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0215/1224311799604.html
 

6. “Count Me Out - Take a stand for church/state separation”, http://www.countmeout.ie/
 

7. “Vatican reports higher number of Czech Catholics than census”, ČTK (Czech Press Agency), České Noviny, 2009-08-28. http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/vatican-reports-higher-number-of-czech-catholics-than-census/394709
 

8. The case of Michal Holováč: “Slovak Churches refuse to allow baptised citizens to leave the Church”, Prometheus Society of Slovakia, 2008-03-09. http://slovakia.humanists.net/holovac.htm

 


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