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Austrian dissident group rips new CDF prefect

Catholic World News - July 05, 2012

An Austrian organization strongly critical of Church teaching is criticizing Pope Benedict’s appointment of the bishop of Regensburg as the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Archbishop Gerhard Müller is a “hardliner” who has called “reform groups parasitic,” We Are Church said in a statement. The organization faulted the prelate for “limiting the participation of the laity” and said that he is not a “team player.”

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 05, 2012 2:51 PM ET USA

    This is an important endorsement. If We Are Church is against him, that's a clear sign he's a good man.

  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Jul. 05, 2012 10:13 AM ET USA

    totally agrre with you Randal...this is good news...I would have been shocked if these dissenters welcomed the appointment

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 05, 2012 9:46 AM ET USA

    Thanks for posting this article. I have more confidence now that the Pope has appointed a solid Catholic to the position of Prefect of the CDF.

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