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Cardinal Müller describes the situation in the Church as "hour of the great tragedy"
Cardinal Gerhard Müller describes the situation that has arisen in the Church with the Synodal Path in Germany as “the hour of the great tragedy”. In an interview with the "Tagespost", the emeritus prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith affirms that the current Vatican authorities have underestimated the entire process and the "Furor teutonicus" from the beginning.
03/30/23 12:38 PM
(Die Tagespot/InfoCatólica) Cardinal Müller believes that historical parallels must be established:
"During the Reformation, Rome was partly responsible for the apostasy of much of the Catholic Church throughout Northern Europe by doing nothing or doing it too late. It is very regrettable that here the competent authorities have illusions about the German situation and do not fulfill their responsibility with sufficient vigor to be the eternal principle and foundation of the unity of the Church in the revealed truth of Christ.
Hostile position taken by bishops and theologians
The cardinal also told Die Tagespot about the global synodal process, in connection with which he declared in an interview on EWTN that a "hostile takeover" was taking place, that is, a kind of internal coup. In the "Tagespost" he specifies:
“Synodality is anchored in the practice of the Church. Now the abstract concept of synodality becomes a principle of the Church. One speaks then of a synodal Church. Which is still strange, since the characteristics of the Church - united, holy, catholic, apostolic - appear in the Creed and cannot be multiplied arbitrarily."
The "hostile takeover," according to Müller, is carried out by bishops and theologians "who no longer recognize the basic principles of the Catholic faith."
Violation of the Constitution
The cardinal casts a harsh judgment on the blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples decided by the Synodal Path in Germany: this decision is "invalid and heretical in its content" because it clearly "contradicts the revealed understanding of marriage and also natural anthropology, based on reason."
But for Müller, the error occurred at the beginning of the Synodal Path: "Namely, when it was expressly declared that the decisions of the synodals are valid even if they violate the contents of the Catholic faith." In secular terms, that would be a violation of the Constitution. Formally, the synodal body does not act at the level of the Magisterium and, secondly, a part of the episcopal conference cannot represent the entire Magisterium of the Catholic Church.