Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Gerhard Müller’

German Cardinal makes Nazi comparison at controversial conference

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

A controversial conference was initially canned by the mayor of Brussels, prompting German Cardinal Gerhard Müller to make Nazi comparisons. “This is like Nazi Germany” Müller said, according to a blog post by author Rod Dreher. Müller added that the authorities were acting “like the SA” — Hitler’s brownshirts who used violence and intimidation against Read more

Cardinal Müller – explaining ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ adds to confusion

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
Fiducia Supplicans

German Cardinal Gerhard Müller (pictured) says attempts to clarify the recent Vatican declaration Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust) are confusing Catholics. The declaration allows Catholic priests to bless couples – including same-sex couples – who according to church teaching may not marry. The Church needs to return “to the clarity of the word of God” rather Read more

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