New CDF prefect cut funding for dissenting groups in Germany
July 03, 2012
Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the newly appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was instrumental in cutting of Church funding for dissident groups in Germany, the LifeSite News agency reports.
In 2006, Bishop Müller cut off a subsidy of €2 million ($2.5 million at today’s exchange rate) that had been going to the Central Committee of German Catholics, which had become harshly critical of Church teachings and of the German hierarchy. The Central Committee had also been involved in pre-abortion counseling, which fulfilled one of the legal requirements for women seeking to procure an abortion.
In the Regensburg diocese, which he headed from 2002 until his recent appointment, Bishop Müller discontinued a diocesan lay council, and withdrew support from other lay groups involved in dissent from Church teachings.
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