Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Gerhard Müller’

Cardinal rules: no one may demand a pope’s resignation Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

No one has the right to demand a pope’s resignation or launch a formal accusation against a pope, German Cardinal Gerhard Muller says. Public attacks put into question the church’s credibility, he says. Read more Related Posts:Wuerl to discuss his resignation with PopePope’s meeting agenda included abuse and his…Pope Francis accepts Archbishop Philip Wilson’s resignationCardinal Read more

Dubia answered – Pope indirectly responds to the four dubia cardinals Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Pope Francis may have indirectly answered the four “dubia” cardinals who challenged him last year over Amoris Laetitia, his 2016 teaching on family life. In a question and answer session with members of the Jesuit order in Colombia earlier this month, Francis referred to the dubia, saying: “I want to repeat clearly that the morality Read more

Georg Ratzinger contributes to culture of silence Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Monsignor Georg Ratzinger contributed to a “culture of silence” at a prestigious German boys boarding school. More than 500 boys suffered abuse at the hands of dozens of teachers and priests at the school that trains the Regensburg Cathedral boys’ choir reports, Ulrich Weber. Weber, an independent investigator, was appointed by the Regensburg diocese to look into Read more

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s new man Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has a new undersecretary, with Pope Francis appointing Monsignor Giacomo Morandi to be its second highest-ranking official. Morandi, who is from Italy, is a Biblicist (i.e. a person who interprets the Bible literally). He had already been chosen by the pope in 2015 to be the Read more

Cardinal Müller overstepped the mark Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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German media source, Die Zeit, reports an unnamed Vatican diplomat saying Cardinal Gerhard Müller overstepped the mark on Amoris Laetitia. “His task should have been to explain the reforms and translate them for the world at large; not to break with tradition, but to write a new chapter of tradition. Instead he acted as the pope’s inquisitor”, Read more

Pope replaces Vatican’s doctrinal chief Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Pope Francis has replaced the conservative Cardinal Gerhard Müller as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with the Jesuit Archbishop Luis Ladaria. Ladaria, who is 73, has previously served as the office’s secretary. He is a Spanish Jesuit theologian. For the past five years Müller has been the prefect of the Read more

Four dubia cardinals publish text of letter to Pope Comments 15

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The four so-called dubia cardinals, who have been asking Pope Francis to clarify the doctrinal consequences of Amoris Laetitia, asked him for an audience in May. Francis has not answered their request or replied to the letter. They released a copy of their letter to the press. The letter was written by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Read more

Marie Collins responds to Cardinal Müller’s allegations about abuse commission Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Editor’s note: Marie Collins of Ireland is a clergy sexual abuse survivor who resigned March 1 from Pope Francis’ Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave an interview shortly following Collins’ resignation. Collins has written an open letter to Read more

Clerical abuse survivor has it out with Cardinal Müller Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins, resigned from the Pope’s panel on clerical sex abuse a fortnight ago. She cited “shameful” resistance within the Vatican to the group’s efforts to protect children. Collins has now written an open letter about her resignation to Cardinal Gerhard Müller. In it she responded to an interview he gave an Read more

Interview: Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Amoris Laetitia? “It should be read as a whole, in any case, adultery is always a mortal sin and the bishops who stir confusion on this should study for themselves the doctrine of the Church. We must help the sinner to overcome the sin and to repent.” The unity of Christians? “It is important, but Read more