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More on Archbishop Müller: Attacked by Modernists

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Jul 11, 2012

As a postscript to my comments on the orthodoxy of the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, please note that within minutes of his appointment, Catholic journalists were receiving denunciations not only from Traditionalists but also from Modernists. Indeed, Modernists have had many conflicts with Archbishop Müller, whom they despise (as one critic put it) for his “Nazi-like” insistence on obedience to the Church.

Then there is this message which I received today from one of our readers in Europe, Christof Liechtenstein, who is closer to the scene than we are here in the States:

Thank you very much for your commentary about the lies against this conservative bishop, who is the most hated man by all modernists in Germany. May God forgive the people of, for instance, Rorate Coeli, for their lies by using out-of-context citations. Having suffered so much for his fidelity towards pope and faith, the archbishop has not deserved this treatment.

It has often been said that you can judge a man by his friends, but I think it easier to judge him by his enemies. Archbishop Müller seems to have, as his most vocal enemies, those on every side who reject whatever teachings of the Church they do not like.

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  • Posted by: Jeff Mirus - Jul. 11, 2012 5:56 PM ET USA

    theeCassandra raises a good point, but my German simply isn't good enough to do that. And regardless of what he said in context in the book, if there were anything questionable, we would want to know what he thinks now, since all of these things were written before he began working for the CDF some ten years ago. In time, more information may be available. My job was to demonstrate that the charges, as given, proved nothing.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 11, 2012 2:47 PM ET USA

    OK, so we have another defense from "context". So SHOW us the applicable pages of original text and prove it.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 11, 2012 1:05 PM ET USA

    And here we have another instance of some deriding Abp. Muller, and others admiring him. I pray he will persevere in his mission and pray for his enemies.

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