Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Gerhard Müller’

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

Bishops must not straitjacket new movements: CDF Comments 0

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Bishops must avoid juridical straitjackets that deaden the novelty of new movements in the Church, the Vatican’s doctrine congregation says. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith this week issued a new document, Iuvenescit Ecclesia (“The Church Rejuvenates”). This is the first document from the CDF in Pope Francis’s pontificate. The letter stated bishops and new movements should Read more

CDF head: Amoris Laetitia in line with previous teaching Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The Church’s doctrinal chief has said Pope Francis’s document Amoris Laetitia is in line with previous Church teaching on divorce, remarriage and Communion. The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, told seminarians in Spain that the apostolic exhortation does not change the Church’s discipline in this area. John Read more

Cardinals: Don’t use charity as a conversion tool Comments 0

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Two top cardinals say that as Catholics engage in charity around the world, they must be careful not to put their desire to convert people to their faith ahead of their missionary work. Speaking at the “Charity will never end” conference organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council Cor Unum, an umbrella office to coordinate the Read more

CDF prefect’s approach said to have hindered abuse probes Comments 0

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The head of the Church’s doctrinal office has been accused of running a German diocese in a way that resulted in sexual abuse investigations being hindered. The claim against Cardinal Gerhard Müller came from the former chairman of a lay diocesan council in Regensburg, Germany. Cardinal Müller was bishop in Regensburg between 2002 and 2012, before he Read more

Lutheran bishop receives communion at St Peter’s Basilica Comments 0

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

A Lutheran bishop and some other Lutherans received Catholic communion at a Mass at St Peter’s Basilica last month. The National Catholic Register reported sources stating that Bishop Samuel Salmi of Oulu in Finland and other Finnish Lutherans indicated to the Catholic priests at the Mass that they wanted a blessing. They reportedly tried to Read more

CDF prefect not involved in finance irregularities: Vatican Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Vatican has denied reports that the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was involved in financial irregularities. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, confirmed investigations were being carried out in the CDF, led by Cardinal Gerhard Müller But the spokesman denied the cardinal’s involvement in any wrong-doing. “The superiors of Read more

CDF head says Church shouldn’t reflect members’ views Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said the work of the Church is not to reflect the opinions of its members. “The Church’s job is to reflect the point of view of her head and founder: Jesus Christ,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller said in Chile earlier this month. The cardinal Read more

CDF prefect slams German church claims to moral leadership Comments 0

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has attacked the German Catholic Church’s claim of world leadership on moral matters. Speaking at the launch of the German edition of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s book “God or Nothing – A Conversation on Faith”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller hit out at his national church. The Read more

CDF bans visionary testimony in Medjugorje Comments 0

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has banned six alleged visionaries from delivering testimonies in the parish of Medjugorje. The order, signed by the CDF prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prohibited the visionaries from spreading messages. A prohibition was previously imposed on some of the visionaries from holding public meetings in Italian dioceses. The Read more