Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Gerhard Müller’

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

Cardinal Muller changes tune on married priests

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Catholics, especially in the German-speaking world, were surprised to hear that Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, once strongly favoured the ordination of married men. Not only in remote areas but also in large city parishes. More recently, on 11 October, Müller told the Tagespost that “not even the Read more

Cardinal says Christians and Muslims can’t pray together

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Christians cannot pray like or with Muslims, says Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Müller, the former archbishop of Regensburg, Germany, made the comment during a reflection in Verona on the theme “Prayer: A gift from God,” telling hundreds of listeners that “the faithful of Islam are not Read more

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

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

Dubia answered – Pope indirectly responds to the four dubia cardinals

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

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

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

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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

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