Saturday, 7 January 2017

Head of CDF Cardinal Muller Warns Against Ideological Efforts to Change Doctrine since Vatican II

By Presse.Nordelbien - originally posted to Flickr as Bischof Müller, CC BY 2.0,

EWTN News UK writes:-

"Cardinal Müller has warned that ideological efforts to change doctrine since Vatican II were deeply misguided because they attempted to subject the Word of God to the pride and prejudice of individuals. Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, made his remarks in an address at the presentation of the latest volume of Joseph Ratzinger’s complete works at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

In the light of Vatican II Cardinal Müller explained the differences between ideologies being imposed on the Church and genuine theology:

“Ideology is always a proud attempt to subject the Word of God and the doctrine of the Church to the prejudice of one’s own thoughts, with the aim to obtain a manipulative power over the faithful and their lives. Theology is the humble reflection on faith that rises up from listening to the Word of God. Any fear that the Council might provoke a breach with the tradition of the Church is not only heretical: it would dismantle the meaning of supernatural mediation.”

Cardinal Müller characterized the period following the Second Vatican Council as a "conflict between theology and ideology":

"The expected Pentecostal renewal was replaced by the perspective of a ‘Babylonic’ confession of faith and by the attempt to contradict the thought of the theological school. All of this was not a work of the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit always listens to the Church in love and truth. Defecting from faith and counterfeiting faith, and the division from the Church that follows, are fruits of another spirit that is not the Spirit of God."

For the full article and comment, see Deacon Nick Donnelly's column, at:-

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