Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Gerhard Müller’

Bishop Strickland refuses to resign gracefully

Monday, November 13th, 2023

In an unsurprising move, Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland from his position as the head of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. His action on Saturday follows an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese and Strickland’s refusal to resign when the Pope offered him the chance to do so gracefully. The Vatican initiated an Apostolic Visitation Read more

The Synod, a step towards Protestantisation

Monday, November 6th, 2023

“The criteria of Catholic ecclesiology have been lost, (…) it is not said openly, but the path that has been taken is that of Protestantisation”. Cardinal Gerard L. Müller’s assessment of the Synod on Synodality, which has just ended, is extremely worrying. The Daily Compass meets the Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine Read more

Vatican Synod threatens Church traditions

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
Vatican Synod

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect for the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, voiced his apprehensions regarding the Vatican Synod on Synodality. At the heart of Müller’s concerns lies the worry that some changes, in his view, conflict with established Scripture and Tradition. Müller specifically cited the potential acceptance of homosexuality, the ordination Read more

No punishment for Synod members who speak to media

Monday, October 9th, 2023
No punishment

Vatican officials have clarified that media engagement during the Synod of Bishops is a personal decision, and those who choose to give interviews will face no punishment. The clarification followed a recent interview given by German Cardinal Gerhard Müller to EWTN, raising questions about Pope Francis’s call for a media ‘fast’. Italian layman Paolo Ruffini, Read more

Cardinal Müller defies synod confidentiality and speaks to media

Monday, October 9th, 2023
synod confidentiality

Maintaining synod confidentiality was one of Pope Francis’s particular requests of delegates during this month’s synod on synodality in Rome. But one delegate, German cardinal Gerhard Müller, immediately defied the pontiff’s request. Müller, a former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, is known as a vocal critic of Francis’s synod on synodality. During an Eternal Read more

Cardinal Müller expresses concerns over upcoming synod

Monday, September 25th, 2023
Cardinal Muller

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the conservative former Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith prefect, has voiced his deep apprehension about aspects of the upcoming Synod on synodality. In a candid interview with Spanish Catholic news website InfoVaticana, Müller (pictured) also expressed his concern about the current state of the Church. The interview follows the Vatican’s recent Read more

Pope drops bombshell – naming new Vatican doctrinal chief

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
doctrinal chief

Pope Francis, who has a knack for dropping bombshells in July when his predecessors would normally leave town for a summer holiday. He has again started off the month with a bang by naming Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández of La Plata (Argentina) as the new prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith Read more

Blessing of homosexual couples ‘blasphemy’

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A German Cardinal covered many topics in a recent media interview – blasphemy, the pope, LGBT and the German bishops featured in Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s comments. One comment was that Pope Francis should correct and, if necessary, punish some German bishops. Müller was referring to those who have approved “heretical texts” and “proposals directly against Read more

Is the Synod on Synodality a hostile takeover of the Catholic faith?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
hostile takeover of the Catholic faith

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has called the Synod on Synodality a potential “hostile takeover of the Church of Jesus Christ.” Pope Francis announced last week that he is adding an extra year to the Synod on Synodality. Pope Francis has described it as a Read more

Can Pope Francis survive the scheming of the schismatics?

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

“The schismatics” is not the name of a new Broadway musical, but it might as well be. Some senior cardinals, deeply unhappy with the 2021-2022 round of the Catholic Church’s worldwide Synod on Synodality, seem to want the entire project to go away. It will not. The synod is projected to be a new-old way Read more