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  • [Maike Hickson] Bishops applaud Cardinal Müller for ‘prophetic’ Manifesto of Faith

    02/13/2019 8:58:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 11, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    February 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – At least three bishops so far are publicly supporting Cardinal Gerhard Müller after he issued a “Manifesto of Faith” on Friday in the hope of clearing up the growing doctrinal confusion in the Church. Bishops Joseph Strickland, Thomas Tobin, and Marian Eleganti all expressed their gratitude to Cardinal Müller, the former head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, for reaffirming the essential tenets of our Catholic Faith. “Thank God for Cardinal Müller's strength and fidelity to Christ and his Teaching,” says Bishop Strickland. Bishop Strickland, of Tyler, Texas, responded only half...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller

    07/29/2018 5:25:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 29, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller Catholics are not obliged to follow Pope Francis’s green-left agenda in opposing fossil fuels and favouring agreements on environmental issues, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has told The Weekend Australian (July 27). Müller is in Sydney to address the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conference. "We are not a green party", he added, "Environmental policy is nothing to do with faith and morals. Those issues are for politicians and for people to vote for the party they agree with." “Bishops are not scientists, environmental experts or politicians." Müller recommended that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller Rejects Notion of “Homophobia”...

    05/18/2018 7:41:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 18, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has given an interview to the Italian journalist Costanza Miriano, who works for the Italian television broadcaster RIA. In this new interview, the German cardinal rejects the notion of “homophobia” and explains that it is an instrument of an ideology that is contrary to reality. Miriano posted the interview on her own private blog, on which she also promotes two books of hers in which she advocates the traditional understanding of marriage – namely, that wives be subject to their husbands and that husbands protect...
  • Cardinal Müller Unjustly Slams Pro-Lifers Who Criticise Francis' Pro-Abortion Bias

    04/22/2018 3:56:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 22, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Müller Unjustly Slams Pro-Lifers Who Criticise Francis' Pro-Abortion Bias Pro-life activists worldwide criticise Pope Francis for relativizing abortion by equating it with social-justice issues like migration and poverty. In his Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, 101, Francis claims that the lives of people suffering are “equally sacred” as the lives of innocent children ignoring the fact that suffering and being killed is in no way the same thing. Continuing his zig-zag strategy Cardinal Gerhard Müller has criticised these voices talking to (April 21). Müller claimed that it is “clearly improper to categorize Francis as an ideologue of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Muller: An apostle’s duty calls

    01/19/2018 6:26:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | January 18, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Cardinal Muller chats with the “active” member of the Petrine ministryAs promised, today we will look at Part II of Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s online series of essays posted by First Things.In this installment, Cardinal Müller writes at length about “the pope’s Magisterium and the Tradition of the Church” and how the two relate.In doing so, it is perfectly plain that he is not only speaking about, but also, in a sense, lecturing, Francis.Yes, I too would like to see him and other timid churchmen identify the wolf by name for the good of the sheep. Even so, no doubt exists...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apparently, They Think We are Fools

    01/11/2018 8:08:47 AM PST · by ebb tide
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 10, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Beware of “moral theologians” in pastel blue...As Pope Francis continues his five-year-long tirade against the imaginary Catholic Pharisees who defend the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage and the integrally related Eucharistic discipline—he is still at it as of yesterday (January 9)—he and his collaborators are busily engineering neo-Pharisaical escape hatches from the negative precepts of the divine and natural law emanating from the Sixth Commandment. Determined to quell any Catholic opposition to his moral subversion, Francis has slapped the label Authentic Magisterium® on his outrageous opinion that in “complex circumstances” wherein it is not “feasible” to live...
  • Catholic Caucus: Canon Lawyer: Cdl. Müller’s Exception for Divorced and Remarried Isn’t Possible

    01/08/2018 5:53:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 8, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    A canon lawyer well seasoned in marriage tribunals is confirming that a seeming exception presented by Cdl. Gerhard Müller last week that supposedly allows some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion while still living as husband and wife is not even a real possibility. Church Militant reported on statements made in an interview published December 31 by the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. During the interview, Cdl. Müller stated that "It is possible that the penitent may be convinced in conscience, and with good reasons, of the invalidity of the first marriage even...
  • Ratzinger Rehabilitates Müller. But Benedict, Himself, Is Being Hit with Accusations of Heresy

    01/02/2018 5:28:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 2, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    “You defended the clear traditions of the faith, but in the spirit of Pope Francis you also sought to understand how they can be lived today.”This is the praise that “pope emeritus” Benedict XVI bestows on Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller in the opening of the volume published in Germany on the occasion of the cardinal’s 70th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.Last July 1 Pope Francis brusquely dismissed Müller from the position of prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, after repeatedly demonstrating that he did not appreciate his vigilance over the...
  • Cath Caucus: Cardinal Müller, Private Judgment Decides Whether Marriage Is Valid Or Not

    01/01/2018 7:49:19 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 1, 2018 | Gloria TV
    According to Cardinal Gerhard Müller a Catholic may conclude that the marriage he contracted in front of the Church was invalid although he has no canonical proof for this. Talking to the ultraliberal Vatican Insider (December 31) Müller claimed that if such a person enters another liaison, the second liaison would be the one valid before God. The claim that anybody but an ecclesiastical judge may decide about the validity of a marriage was explicitly condemned by the Council of Trent (1545-1562). Without annulment every second liaison is a mortal sin. Müller therefore presupposes that the annulation process or the...
  • Müller: "The Book of Buttiglione has dispelled the doubts of the cardinals"

    12/30/2017 12:08:15 PM PST · by ebb tide
    La Stampa (Vatican Inider via google translate ^ | December 30, 2017 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Müller: Müller: "The Book of Buttiglione has dispelled the doubts of the cardinals" For his seventy years the most significant words are those received by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller has "defended the clear traditions of faith, but in the spirit of Pope Francis" has "tried to understand how they can be lived today. » . And precisely in this sense was the full and articulate introductory essay that the German cardinal wanted to write in support of the initiative of the philosopher Rocco Buttiglione, who has collected in a recently published volume his contributions for a...
  • Cdl. Müller: Departure from CDF Was Orchestrated

    12/05/2017 12:40:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 5, 2017 | Rodney Pelleitier
    Cardinal Gerhard Müller is revealing his removal from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) was the result of "certain forces" conspiring to oust him. In a new interview, Müller is asserting "forces" were at work in the Vatican while he was head of the CDF to pit him against Pope Francis. These forces "worked to get me in the way of the Pope, or their ideas of papacy and Church," he said. "I think that's the only explanation that can be found. "  He also added that he did not like Pope Francis' method of government, including his attitude...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller's Unworthy Polemic

    12/02/2017 4:37:37 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | December 1, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Having consistently refused to take a clear stand on what he must know are the errors of Amoris Laetitia (AL) and their catastrophic results in practice, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, unceremoniously sacked by Francis as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), continues to engage in a most annoying polemical tactic: misstating the issue and then addressing only the issue as misstated. Thus, in a recent interview with Corriere della Sera (translated at ), the Cardinal complains that there is “a front of traditionalist groups, just as there is with the progressivists, that would like to see...
  • [Cath Cauc] Has Cardinal Müller Joined the Casuist Brigade? – Part I

    11/11/2017 3:53:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 10, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The word casuistry has two meanings: “(1) a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine, (2) specious argument.” It is very easy for the first meaning to collapse into the second, especially when one is dealing with an ethical principle that is a negative precept of the natural law respecting intrinsically evil actions that are always and everywhere wrong, regardless of the situation in which they occur.  Such is the case with the dogged defenders of Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia (AL), which opens the door to absolution and Holy...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia is not Heretical

    11/10/2017 4:07:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 10, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Yesterday, 9 November, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave yet another interview, in which he continues to try to explain his own position with regard to the current debate about Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. With his new statement, he contradicts the claims of the Filial Correction, which, as summarized on the official website of the effort, “states that the pope has, by his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, and by other, related, words, deeds and omissions, effectively upheld 7 heretical positions about marriage, the moral life, and the reception...
  • Cath Cauc: Increasing confusion: Cardinal Müller and Professor Buttiglione

    11/03/2017 8:48:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Corrispondenza Romana via Rorate Caeli ^ | November 2, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei - Increasing confusion: Cardinal Müller and Professor Buttiglione Roberto de Mattei Corrispondenza Romana November 2, 2017 Professor Rocco Buttiglione has been fighting for months against the critics of Amoris Laetitia in an attempt to justify the contents of Pope Francis’ Post-Synod Exhortation. Now he has gathered his articles in a book entitled: Friendly Answers to the Critics of Amoris laetitia, published by Ares, with a preface unexpectedly written by Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller.   Andrea Tornielli reports in Vaticaninsider a large extract of this introduction which adds to the present reigning confusion. The former Prefect of the Congregation for...
  • Cardinal Müller Expresses Support for Rocco Buttiglione’s Defense of Amoris Laetitia

    10/31/2017 9:14:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 30, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Gerhard Müller has criticized both those who question the faith of Pope Francis due to the controversies over Amoris Laetitia, and those who say that, through the document, the Pope is presenting a “radical paradigm shift” in moral theology.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller: Communion for Adulterers "Possible"

    10/30/2017 7:25:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 30, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Gerhard Müller regrets in his foreword to Rocco Buttiglione’s new book on Amoris Laetitia the "bitter controversy” aroused by this document. Buttiglione is a philosopher and Italian politician. Müller supports Buttiglione's claim that Amoris Laetitia can be interpreted according to Catholic doctrine and distances himself from the philosopher Josef Seifert and from the “Filial Correction” who both have shown the heresies contained in Amoris Laetitia. The cardinal admits that Holy Communion can only be received by sinners who repent and have the intention of no longer committing the sins they have confessed. But then he claims that anyway bigamists...
  • Cardinal Müller: No Need To Teach Old Rite in Seminaries [Catholic Caucus]

    06/03/2017 4:08:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    Cardinal Müller: No Need To Teach Old Rite in Seminaries 2 minutes @import url("chrome://global/skin/aboutReaderContent.css"); Cardinal Müller: No Need To Teach Old Rite in Seminaries Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, talking to the German writer Martin Mosebach, a strong advocate of the Old Mass, has denied that young priests should know the Old Rite, writes German Radio Vatican.Müller claimed that the program in the seminaries is already "tight", and that not all seminarians have solid foundations in their Christian faith and prayer life. Therefore, from a pragmatic point of view, one must be...
  • Cardinal Müller on Amoris Laetitia, Paul Ehrlich, Spadaro and the Three Dismissed Priests

    05/27/2017 8:59:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 26, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Yesterday, 25 May, the Catholic channel EWTN aired an interview of Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over which was conducted a week ago with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). In this interview – which was conducted in English – the German cardinal touches upon several important matters which are of interest to the larger Catholic world. When Raymond Arroyo asks Cardinal Müller about the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the confusion stemming from it, the cardinal first states: “It is absolutely impossible that the pope, as the successor of St. Peter,...
  • Tagle to replace Müller as CDF Prefect?

    02/23/2017 9:13:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 23, 2017 | New Catholic
    To the recent reports from other sources that Cardinal Müller has already offered his resignation from CDF, Rorate can now add, from its own very well-placed sources, that there is a plan at the highest levels to replace Müller as Prefect of CDF with no less than the Asian "Pope Francis", the man seen by many as Francis' dauphin, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. Müller, appointed Prefect in July 2012, has been effectively marginalized in the past years over the Family Synods and most importantly over Amoris Laetitia. Questions about his future in the Roman Curia have been persistent through the...