Tag Archives: Archbp. Müller

Devolution of power to regional Churches? I think not.

There is a fear among some people with whom I converse that Pope Francis might undercut Roman curial congregations and devolve authority to regional conferences of bishops. I am all for subsidiarity.  That said, some things just don’t work well … Continue reading

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“Antinomianism in high places” – Canonist Ed Peters on divorce, remarriage, Communion

From Prof. Ed Peters, canonist, and his blog In The Light Of The Law – which has not an open combox. Antinomianism in high places is still antinomianism We live in pervasively antinomian times, and basic unawareness of law is all around … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z cynically reflects on Germany and divorce and remarriage

I have been thinking – with my cynical cap on – about why calls for Communion for the divorced/remarried have been coming out of Germany. You will recall that a mid-level drone came out with a statement in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Müller corrects Marx on the issue of Communion for divorced/remarried

From Andrea Tornielli: The Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith, Gerhard Müller, has written a letter asking for the withdrawal and revision of the proposal to allow remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments ANDREA TORNIELLI VATICAN CITY When the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Müller (CDF) on Communion for divorced/remarried. Liberals’ panic to follow.

In tomorrow’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano there is a long essay (4000+ words) by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbp. Müller, on the hotly-debate issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried.  (I haven’t checked it … Continue reading

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When you hear talk of Liberation Theology, don’t be fooled.

You, like I, have been hearing a lot these days about a Church of “the poor” and a rehabilitation of Liberation Theology.  This has caused concern for some who are doctrinally coherent and orthodox and elation for liberals. The following … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Liberation Theology

I just finished reading a new book by Paul Vallely called Pope Francis: Untying the Knots.  I am glad I read it on my Kindle so that I don’t have to have it on my shelf. There are some helpful … Continue reading

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Roman Curial appointments: a few observations

A couple things popped up on the screen today. First, Pope Francis has finally named a Secretary of State: Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela. He starts on 15 October 2013. Also, the Holy Father assigned Spanish-born Fr. Fernando … Continue reading

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Archbp. Müller (Prefect of the CDF): No need for deaconesses

In The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet) I spotted something sure to irritate feminists: No need for deaconesses: Müller 4 July 2013 The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has questioned the notion that a … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama sticks his nose into Catholic education in IRELAND

Another example of what this man wants: total isolation of any religious values in the private sphere alone. Pres. Obama is working either to intimidate or legislate or even TAX religious freedom out of the public square. From the Scottish … Continue reading

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HUGE! CDF to LCWR

Will this be the moment the National Schismatic Reporter crowd turns on Francis? This is new.  It does NOT refer to their meeting of some months ago. From news.va: COMMUNIQUE OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH CONCERNING … Continue reading

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Archbp. Müller, Prefect of the CDF, anti-Catholicism in USA, time running out for SSPX

From Vatican Insider comes this. The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Mgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, has launched a biting attack of [on?] the mood toward the Catholic Church in the U.S. and Europe, comparing it … Continue reading

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Lutheran Ordinariate coming?

Vatican Insider has something today about some Lutherans who are getting nervous about the Holy Father establishing an Ordinariate for Lutherans, along the lines of that which he established for Anglicans. “A Lutheran ordinariate? That’s a bad sign” An ordinariate … Continue reading

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Prefect of CDF on Anglican Ordinariate and SSPX

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald with my emphases: Head of the CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts Catholics in England and Wales should welcome members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the new … Continue reading

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CDF Prefect Archbp. Müller: “the hermeneutic of reform” is “only possible interpretation”

My old pastor, the late Msgr. Schuler used to say that “You can go into the ditch on either side of the road, left or right.  Either way, you are still in a ditch.” This has been my concern about … Continue reading

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