That's certainly the impression you would get from some discussing a recent decree issued by the German bishops' conference.
It's being characterized as a "pay to pray" policy, whereby the Church will deny you the sacraments if you don't give it money.
One news source headlined the story "German Bishops To Catholics: Pay Up Or Die Without Absolution."
That seems to be about as misleading a headline as you could want, because the decree in question expressly refers to the possibility of people receiving the final sacraments.
But let's look at the matter . . .
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