Down to the Wire: Just $7,963 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New CDF prefect cut funding for dissenting groups in Germany

Catholic World News - 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,447 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,553.12
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: normnuke - Jul. 03, 2012 9:12 PM ET USA

    Excellent! At last a bishop who understands that the antiCatholics within the Church only understand money and must be swept out. Austria take note.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 9 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 12 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 16 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 18 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 20 hours ago