Friday, May 13, 2016

Pope Francis' Vatican Blacks Out Cardinal Müller's Orthodox Narrative of Amoris Laetitia


      
At the Chiesa website on May 11, Vatican expert Sandro Magister showed that  Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller, former bishop of Regensburg, editor of Joseph Ratzinger’s opera omnia, and since 2012 prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith was blacked out by Pope Francis' Vatican news establishment:

"But the crucial element of the entire talk is its doctrinal and theological architecture. The cardinal says:

'"The basic principle is that no one can truly desire a sacrament, that of the Eucharist, without also desiring to live in accord with the other sacraments, including that of marriage. [. . .] Changing the discipline on this concrete point, admitting a contradiction between the Eucharist and marriage, would necessarily mean changing the profession of faith of the Church, which teaches and realizes the harmony among all the sacraments, just as she has received it from Jesus. On this faith in indissoluble marriage, not as distant ideal but as concrete reality, the blood of martyrs has been shed.'

"It is striking that Cardinal Müller should have given a talk of such significance not in Rome but in Spain, and without getting any publicity in particular. 'L'Osservatore Romano' ignored it completely.

"Because in practical terms its impact is minimal. Just as the role of prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith has now become marginal and irrelevant.

"With Francis, in fact, the form of the papal magisterium has changed.

"The perfectly clear “Humanae Vitae” of Paul VI was capsized by the haziness of dissenting bishops and cardinals.

"While instead 'Amoris Laetitia' is victorious precisely thanks to its calculated vagueness. Because what has gotten through to all levels of the Church as also to public opinion is not what is written there in clear letters, but only what is left for intuition."
 
 
 

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