Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith

Analysis: New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat

Ed Condon/CNA  3 July, 2019 The document represents a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era Last week, Bishop Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the pope’s C6 Council of Cardinal Advisors announced that the group hoped to present Francis with a final draft of a... read more

Draft of Vatican’s New Curial Constitution Would Reform Lines of Authority

According to the most current version of Praedicate Evangelium (Preach the Gospel), the authority of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith would be reduced. By Edward Pentin, May. 29, 2019 VATICAN CITY — According to a draft of a new constitution for the Roman Curia, almost... read more

Vatican’s former doctrine chief sounds alarm on Francis’ plans to reorder curia

Maike Hickson Blog May 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican’s former Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine has strongly criticized a draft document containing Pope Francis’ plans for an overhaul of the curia — where “doctrine” is expected to take a backseat to... read more

The Rotten Fruit of Secularization

REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: Only he who lives according to the commandments of God can be a good shepherd and a model for the flock. By Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Feb. 15, 2019 The root cause of this evil is disregard for the Sixth Commandment. Without chastity, piety and strict discipline,... read more

Priest steps down from CDF following accusations of sexual harassment in confession

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA, January 29, 2019 Vatican City.  An Austrian priest and theologian has resigned from his position at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, amid charges that he made sexual advances toward a woman in the confessional several years ago. The priest maintains... read more