Posts Tagged ‘CDF’

Cardinal Müller’s self-delusion and sense of entitlement Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
George Pell

Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s criticism of Pope Francis’ termination of his tenure as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) is simply astonishing. His complaint is that he had no warning and the termination was a summary dismissal. I don’t know where the cardinal has been in recent months. But it doesn’t Read more

Cardinal Müller overstepped the mark Comments 0

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

Priest recalls CDF demand he be sacked as editor Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

An Irish priest has recounted how the Vatican once demanded he resign as the editor of a magazine. Redemptorist Fr Gerry Moloney was editor of Reality magazine in Ireland. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s displeasure with some of the liberal content of the magazine was broken to him in May, 2011. The 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 to issue letter on hierarchical and charismatic gifts Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Vatican’s doctrinal office is to issue a letter to bishops on the relation between hierarchical and charismatic gifts for the Church’s life and mission. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to release Iuvenescit Ecclesia (“the Church grows young”) on June 14. It will be the CDF’s first major document issued during the Read more

Pope to have commission study women deacon issue Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Pope Francis has said he will establish a Vatican commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic Church. Francis was asked during a meeting with leaders of female religious congregations about women deacons and their role in the early church. The Pope responded that he had spoken about Read more

Vatican silence on call for theology investigation reform Comments 0

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

An appeal for reform of the process for theological investigations by the Church has met with a stony silence from the Vatican. In March, an international group of 15 bishops, nuns, priests and lay people wrote to Pope Francis and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith calling for reform. Many Read more

Call for reform of Church theological investigations Comments 0

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Australian Bishop William Morris is among the signatories to a letter calling for a new process for theological investigations by the Church. An international group of bishops, nuns, priests and lay people have written to Pope Francis calling for reform. They have specifically called for an end to anonymous denunciations. Many of the letter’s signatories Read more

Ratzinger was rendered speechless by abuse cases Comments 0

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was sometimes rendered speechless by the clergy sexual abuse cases that came across his desk. Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, headed the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, which St John Paul II put in charge of overseeing cases of clerical sex abuse against minors in 2001. Speaking to Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, Archbishop 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