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Cardinal Müller raps 'shameful' bias in interim Synod report

October 15, 2014

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has denounced an interim report from the Synod of Bishops as “worthless.”

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, speaking in one of the Synod’s small working groups after the release of the relation post disceptationem, said that the document was “completely wrong” in its portrayal of the Synod fathers’ discussion. He said that it was “shameful” that the report had suppressed some points of view while promoting others.


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  • Posted by: St.John Neumann - Oct. 16, 2014 11:58 AM ET USA

    Also, while sexual acts outside of marriage as defined are always objectively sinful, personal culpability is another matter entirely. The Synod is wrestling with some very difficult issues in matters pertaining to the family. While the words and actions of the Holy Father do, at times perplex me, and modernism continues to be a serious problem for the Church, only historical analysis long after our time will be able to discern how effectively the popes have dealt with it.

  • Posted by: feedback - Oct. 15, 2014 11:41 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Müller put into words what us - regular Catholics, struggling to keep the Commandments, were thinking of the interim report. There is still hope then.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 15, 2014 9:10 PM ET USA

    Boys,settle down! I'm just hearing some nicer treatment of gay/lesbians encouraged. It's about time,I would think.

  • Posted by: JimK01 - Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 PM ET USA

    Da javu all over again -- anybody remember Vat II?

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Oct. 15, 2014 6:19 PM ET USA

    If the cardinal is right -- I hope and pray he is! -- then we must add to all the other sins of the cabal perpetrating this hoax the sin of lying. And we must then discover if Pope Francis, as is alleged, participated in the escapade by heavily stacking Synod rules in favor of the miscreants. If this turns out to be the case, we would have to ask why. What is really going on in Rome?

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Oct. 15, 2014 6:18 PM ET USA

    TWO thumbs up Cardinal Muller! And tomorrow a report that the Holy Father has dismissed those behind this plot? :)

  • Posted by: msorensen71798 - Oct. 15, 2014 5:50 PM ET USA

    rpp's comment reminds me: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes” according to Mark Twain. Maybe some good will come of this fiasco, though: if some of the gay mafia will be flushed out.

  • Posted by: rpp - Oct. 15, 2014 5:12 PM ET USA

    Thank you, good Cardinal, for clarifying this. Unfortunately, I suspect this clarification will not be as widely reported as the "shameful" report was.