Posts by: Tony Flannery

Muller complains of lack of due process in his sacking!!!!!!

I think I can be excused for finding this hilarious. Muller complaining that he was sacked without due process. And even saying that the Church’s social teaching must be applied to dealing with people in the Church!
Well, Gerhard, you are just getting a taste of your own medicine! I’m sorry, but you’ll get no sympathy from me!

“Cardinal Gerhard Müller has sharply criticized Pope Francis for the “unacceptable” way in which the pontiff recently dismissed him as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF).

With Muller gone, there is a new reality in the CDF

Pope Francis’ action in not confirming Cardinal Muller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, effectively sacking him, is, in my view, probably the most significant action he has taken since he assumed office. Muller is only 69, young by Vatican standards, and under normal circumstances he would have been confirmed in his position for another five years at least.
So, clearly, Francis, by this action, is making it clear that he does not approve of the way Muller was doing his job.

My article on the Church in today”s Irish Independent

There are many reasons for pessimism about the state of religious faith, and in particular of our Catholic Church, in Ireland today. The obvious ones, the drastic decline in church attendance and in recruits to the priesthood, have been well documented. In the last couple of months the Association of Catholic Priests conducted a series of meetings with priests around the country in order to give them an opportunity to talk freely about themselves and their lives.

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