Saturday, July 1, 2017


One sign of hope is that Pope BENedict worked closely with him and named him to work in the CDF, thus he is not new to it.

Abp Ladaria to succeed Card. Müller as Prefect of CDF

Archbishop Luis Ladaria, SJ, file photo - AP
Archbishop Luis Ladaria, SJ, file photo - AP
01/07/2017 12:59

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday named Archbishop Luis Ladaria, SJ, to replace Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the end of Cardinal Müller's five-year term.
Archbishop Ladaria is a Spanish Jesuit and theologian who spent many years teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, before being called to serve as Secretary of CDF in 2008.
A note from the Press Office of the Holy See released Saturday says the Holy Father thanks Cardinal Müller at the end his quinquennial mandate as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, the Pontifical Biblical Commission and the International Theological Commission, and now calls the former Secretary, Archbishop Ladaria, to take on those roles.
Cardinal Müller’s term as Prefect officially expires on July 2nd.
    01/07/2017 12:59


    Victor said...

    I hope this serves a lesson to Catholic neo-cons. We do not know anything about the reasons for Muller's departure other than his five year term coming to an end. Has it ever occurred to them that Muller may have begged the Holy Father not to consider any extension to his term? Blaming the Holy Father for "sacking" Muller is just intolerable intolerance, and very disrespectful.

    Mark Thomas said...

    I would think that "traditional" Catholics would be pleased that Cardinal Müller is, so to speak, out of the way, as he lacked Pope Francis' great enthusiasm for the SSPX.

    It will be interesting as to how the vicious, anti-Pope Francis leading "traditional" bloggers will spin the Pope's appointment of Archbishop Ferrer to lead the CDF as Archbishop Ferrer has been described repeatedly as a conservative, orthodox believer.

    As he has done again and again, His Holiness Pope Francis, this time via his promotion of conservative Titular Archbishop Ferrer, has shattered the "traditional" Catholic narrative that Pope Francis is determined to destroy conservative, orthodox Churchmen.

    But rest assured that "traditional" Catholics, who have been thwarted by conservative Archbishop Ferrer's promotion to lead the CDF, will concoct a narrative to "prove" that Pope Francis' support of conservative, orthodox Archbishop Ferrer is phony and meaningless.

    "Traditionalists" have to do something as their prediction that Pope Francis would appoint a radical, liberal prelate — a modernist — to lead the CDF just flopped.

    "Traditionalists" have to do something to attempt to discredit the Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis. They cannot possibly allow their vicious, false narrative against "Evil Clown" Pope Francis to suffer a major defeat...which their false narrative just experienced.


    Mark Thomas

    Cletus Ordo said...

    Society of Jesus
    A Jesuit.

    This was once the largest religious order. This is the order that takes a special vow of obedience to the pope. This is the order that somehow forgot that vow when John Paul II and Benedict sat in the chair of Peter. This is the order that used to be to the Catholic Church what the Marine Corps is to the US government.

    USED to be. Aside from Fr. Mitch Pacwa and a few faithful Jesuits scattered here and there, this order is an embarrassment and, sorry St. Ignatius, I don't trust them. I won't write Arcbishop Ladaria off, but I'm not exactly ready to relax and just trust him and tell myself that all is well either.

    What a disgrace that this is how Catholics have to feel about their Church. Enjoy your "new Springtime".

    Anonymous said...

    It doesn't matter who the new prefect is because Francis does what Francis wants and could care less what any congregation has to say. He ignores what does not please him and do what he wants. Canon Law means nothing to him and apparently the Gospels and Epistles are up in the air also. Christ said no to adultery and St. Paul,said no to communion in mortal sin but Francis does what Francis wants.