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Archbishop Müller sees campaign to stir up contempt for the Church

Catholic World News - February 04, 2013

The prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said that a “concerted campaign” is underway in the Western world to stir up contempt for the Catholic Church.

Archbishop Gerhard Müller compared public denunciations of the Church to the anti-Semitic propaganda that led up to pogroms against Jews a century ago. He said that ideological foes of Catholicism are reviving arguments that were employed by Nazi and Communist critics of Christianity.

The archbishop’s words prompted angry responses from some public figures, particularly in Germany, where a leader of the Green Party charged that Archbishop Müller had shown himself to be “dangerously forgetful of history.”

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Feb. 04, 2013 8:03 PM ET USA

    It sounds like the archbishop is remarkably mindful of history. Let's not forget Bismarck's Kulturkampf, essentially an attempt to destroy the Catholic Church.

  • Posted by: cobol39218881 - Feb. 04, 2013 7:21 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Mueller is right on. You can see it in every media source available.

  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 04, 2013 6:22 PM ET USA

    For the past decade or so, there have a few books published with this same general thought in mind. It's easy to point to 2000 years of consistency in what we believe - as we are virtually the only religion that hasn't changed. The politicians, including supposed Catholic ones, just don't get it.

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