Posts Tagged ‘CDF’

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

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

Not all gay Catholics pleased at Charamsa moves Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Two days before a longtime Vatican official burst from his stained-glass closet last month, he was dining with an Italian media consultant inside an elegant restaurant on the right bank of Rome’s Tiber River. The topic of conversation: How should the official come out? Krzysztof Charamsa was still employed at one of the Holy See’s Read more

No gay lobby at Vatican says gay former CDF official Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A former official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who publicly came out as gay has insisted there is no gay lobby at the Vatican. Msgr Krzysztof Charamsa told a private Italian television channel that he has never met such a lobby in the Vatican. “I met homosexual priests, often isolated like Read more

CDF official declares he is gay and has partner Comments 8

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

An official at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith says he is homosexual, has a partner and that the Church’s stance on same-sex love is inhuman. In a long interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper on Saturday, Msgr Krzysztof Charamsa, 43, announced he is gay and has a partner. He later held 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

Former CDF prefect charged with driving under influence Comments 0

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been charged in Hawaii with driving under the influence. Cardinal William Levada, 79, was stopped at about midnight on August 20 on the state’s Big Island. A police spokeswoman said the cardinal was pulled over after a Kona patrol officer saw him Read more