Cardinal Müller: Church hasn’t changed doctrine under Pope Francis

Head of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says immorality of cohabitation, adultery, divorce, homosexuality, and prohibition on Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics remain part of Church teaching

The Catholic Church under Pope Francis has not changed her teaching on the immorality of cohabitation, adultery, divorce, or homosexuality, and she has certainly not opened the door for civilly-divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller in a new book-length interview published April 1.  Muller, the head of the Vatican's … [Read more...]

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A report on the state of the Church from Inside the Curia

Cardinal Gerhard Müller discusses what we can hope for from Christ, the Church, the family and society in new book published by Ignatius Press

One of the problems the Church faces today is the lack of hope in society, even among its own members. As the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and one of the most prominent voices inside the Vatican, Cardinal Gerhard Müller provides a credible, thoughtful and compelling call to hope in the family, society and Church in clear and inspiring terms in his new … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Müller: Communion for the remarried is against God’s law

Strong words from Vatican doctrinal chief on indissolubility of marriage

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, has made one of his strongest statements yet on the controversial question of Communion for the divorced and remarried. In an interview with the Italian magazine Il Timone, Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was asked whether the teaching reaffirmed by Pope St John Paul II’s … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia hasn’t changed Church discipline

Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith "doesn't like" that cardinals' Dubia was made public

The Vatican’s doctrinal head has challenged several cardinals' public questioning of the doctrinal validity of Amoris laetitia, saying the document is “very clear” on doctrine, and that making the discussion public is harmful to the Church. “Everyone, above all the cardinals of the Roman Church, have a right to write a letter to the Pope. However, I was amazed because this was … [Read more...]

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I am not a wolf against the Pope

Synod letter leak was intended 'to sow strife', says Cardinal Müller

  The following comes from an October 13 Catholic News Agency article: Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with an Italian daily on Tuesday about the synod and about a letter allegedly sent to Pope Francis from a number of cardinals about its process, calling the leak of a private document scandalous. “I'm not saying whether I signed or not. The scandal is that it makes … [Read more...]

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The great reformer

Bishop Olmstead calms the waters

The following comes from a Feb. 1 email sent by Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix to one of the recent participants in the Jan. 22-24 conference called by Cardinal Baldisseri in Rome. I don’t know if my reflections will be of help or not, but let me offer just a few thoughts with the hope that they will. First, I recommend a biography of Pope Francis that recently was … [Read more...]

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