Cardinal Gerhard Muller Archives - Crux



  • Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

    Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

    Cardinal Gerhard Müller has denied claims that, before informing him that his term as head of the Vatican’s doctrine office would not be renewed, Pope Francis asked him his stance on women’s ordination to the diaconate and priesthood, the repeal of celibacy, the exhortation on the family Amoris Laetitia and the dismissal of three employees.

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  • Was Müller’s exit really a ‘night of the long knives’ move?

    Was Müller’s exit really a ‘night of the long knives’ move?

    It’s easy to construe the departure of German Cardinal Gerhard Müller as the Vatican’s doctrinal chief as an ideological purge, but there are several problems with that perspective, including the fact his replacement is nobody’s idea of a flaming liberal.

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  • What will be Pope Francis’s ‘summer surprise’?

    What will be Pope Francis’s ‘summer surprise’?

    On “The Crux of the Matter,” a weekly radio show on the Catholic Channel, Sirius XM 129, Crux’s Austen Ivereigh, Charles Collins and John Allen discussed a possible “summer surprise” from Pope Francis – floating a social encyclial a new Marian dogma, and a changing of the guard at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith respectively.

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