Cardinal Ludwig Muller

Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal on Married Priests

The decision, in a letter on Catholic life in remote Amazon areas, is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that change there would put the church on a slippery slope. By Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, February 12, 2020 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has... read more

Debunking the myth that today’s Communion in the hand revives an ancient custom

[Peter Kwasniewski was the featured speaker at the Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon on June 14, 2019] By Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSite News, November 26, 2019 Last week, on November 21, the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cardinal Müller and Cardinal Sarah... read more
Cardinal Schönborn (Vienna)

Cardinal Schönborn: I Haven’t Read About Criticisms of the Synod

The Archbishop of Vienna, a member of the drafting committee on the final document, also said he hadn’t reviewed evidence that the pro-abortion Ford Foundation is funding key synod groups. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 21, 2019 Despite being one of the four members of... read more


by Stephen Wynne  •  •  September 30, 2019    New film 'brings to life' Cdl. Gerhard Müller's 2019 exhortation DETROIT ( - Richard and Stephen Payne of Arcadia Films, producers of the award-winning Saul Alinsky... read more

Amazon. Three More Cardinals Rebuff the Base Document of the Synod

By Sandro Magister, SeventhHeaven, September 26, 2019 One after another, over three days, three more cardinals - like the Germans Walter Brandmüller and Gerhard Müller before them - have aimed severe criticisms at the “Instrumentum Laboris,” the base document of the upcoming synod on the... read more

Cardinal Müller and Bishop Schneider praise English King Henry VIII’s rebuke of Martin Luther

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNew, September 23, 2019 Two high-ranking prelates of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, have written strong endorsements of a new German edition of one of the most significant refutations of Protestant doctrine... read more

A Pope who doesn’t fear schism may cause one

By Phil Lawler,, September 11, 2019 “I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff who isn’t afraid of splitting the universal Church. Which means that, yes,... read more

Bishop Schneider: Pope Francis has ‘strict duty’ to reaffirm priestly celibacy at Amazon Synod

By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, July 18, 2019 Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, has stated that Pope Francis has a "strict duty, as given to him by God" to uphold the "apostolic inheritance of priestly celibacy" at the upcoming Amazon Synod and to pass on... read more

Retired bishop of Amazon’s most sprawling diocese defends synod

Erwin Kräutler, 80, says women, as well as married men, should be eligible for priesthood By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, La Croix, July 24, 2019 The Synod of Bishops' special assembly for the Pan-Amazon Region, which is set to take place next October at the Vatican, will be not be derailed... read more

Pan-Amazon Pandemonium

By William Kirkpatrick, Crisis, July 23, 2019 There’s a funny scene in Oklahoma in which Curly sings a slyly mocking song about Jud Fry, the menacing hired hand. Curly assures Jud that though people dislike him now, they’ll miss him when he’s gone. To make the point, he imagines Jud’s... read more

Full text of Cardinal Mueller’s analysis on the working document of the Amazon synod

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2019 Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, who was prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 and 2017, presented an analysis with a series of objections and criticisms of the Instrumentum Laboris, or working document, of the Synod on the Amazon, to be held in... read more

The Mueller Manifesto