Thursday, March 1, 2012

CDF Favorite: Hostile to Tradition, Doctrine and Advocates Liberation Theology

Edit: in addition to other issues with this Bishop who is hostile to Tradition, are his sympathies to Liberation Theology. We've been following this for the last few months as it's been coming from Germany. John Allen was trying to spin his conservative reputation at the Distorter.

In 2008, he accepted an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, which is widely seen as a bastion of the progressive wing of the Peruvian church. On the occasion, he praised Guttierez and defended his theology.

“The theology of Gustavo Gutiérrez, independently of how you look at it, is orthodox because it is orthopractic,” he said. “It teaches us the correct way of acting in a Christian fashion since it comes from true faith.”

In the same speech, Müller described "neo-liberal capitalism" as the "infamy of our age."

All that suggests the church might be in for some surprises should Müller indeed inherit the Vatican’s top doctrinal job.


Anonymous said...


Any credible rumor on how things are going in competition for the CDF?

The other day I read Msgr. Georg Ratzinger's account of how it was Bishop Muller who called and invited Msgr. to accompany him to Rome to his brother's installation in '05. Der Papbst Bruder had nothing but praise for Muller's "kindness."

I've had nightmares ever since.

Tancred said...

Jon, do you think +Mueller is that much different from ++Levada?

It may not be consoling to you or many others, but from what I've heard, Cardinal Levada didn't have a whole lot to do when he was director of CDF but enjoy Rome.