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What are the theological criteria to reform the Church and the Roman Curia?

Feb 9, 2015 - 02:46 pm .- The reform of the Roman Curia must be an example for the spiritual renewal of the entire Church, the prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote in an essay published Saturday in the Vatican's newspaper.

Don't be content with desk-bound theology, Cardinal Mueller urges

Nov 3, 2014 - 08:47 pm .- Theologians must not be content with an intellectual pursuit of truth but must evangelize with charity so that the Gospel retains its freshness, the head of the Church's doctrinal office insisted.

Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

Oct 1, 2014 - 02:14 am .- With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Gospel message to make it artificially easy.  

Reform of LCWR hardly a 'nunquisition'

Sep 4, 2014 - 05:54 pm .- The Vatican's investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is not a ‘nunquisition,’ as one Time magazine writer has said, but an effort to renew the Church, according to a senior fellow with The Catholic Association.

Marriage's indissolubility a dogma, cardinal clarifies

Aug 5, 2014 - 02:06 am .- In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has underscored that the indissolubility of the marriage is no mere doctrine, but a dogma of the Church, and stressed the need to recover the sacramental understanding of marriage and family.

Synod on family will have broad focus, Pope notes

May 27, 2014 - 05:33 pm .- Pope Francis has said that the upcoming synod on the family will focus on the “vast” pastoral problems facing families – not specifically Communion for the divorced and remarried.

Italian bishop's abortion clinic remark draws criticism

May 16, 2014 - 02:04 am .- An Italian bishop's comment that appeared to denigrate pro-life advocates who pray at abortion clinics drew criticism from a pro-life leader in the U.K., who said their witness helps save lives.

Vatican doctrine head: LCWR has moved beyond Church, faith

May 6, 2014 - 10:54 am .- In an address to the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Cardinal Gerhard Müller reaffirmed the necessity of reform of the conference, saying it has effectively moved beyond the Christian faith.

Francis will not be prisoner to public opinion, analyst says

May 4, 2014 - 06:04 am .- Vatican observer Sandro Magister has said that Pope Francis’ “formidable praise” for Paul VI’s “Humanae Vitae” is key to understanding his papacy’s alternating emphases of both clear doctrine and pastoral mercy.

Papal phone calls cannot change Church doctrine, canonist assures

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Marriage is indissoluble according to the doctrine of the Church and a Pope’s phone call could not change that, a canon lawyer has explained.

Change in annulment process could lead to 'grave damage'

Mar 27, 2014 - 04:06 am .- Ecclesiastical tribunals are an essential part of the Church's saving mission -- thus changes to their procedures, including the annulment process, should be considered with great care, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said.

Cardinal Marx elected president of German bishops' conference

Mar 13, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx was elected head of the German bishops’ conference Wednesday, succeeding Robert Zollitsch, Archbishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Historian critiques Cardinal Kasper's speech as a 'cultural revolution'

Mar 5, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Roberto de Mattei, an Italian historian, has written about Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Feb. 20 address to cardinals on marriage and the family, calling it a “resounding revolution of culture and praxis.”

Cardinal Kasper's speech on divorce, remarriage, and Communion

Mar 4, 2014 - 02:09 am .- In a two-hour address to a consistory on the family last month, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed marriage and family life, devoting the last section to “the problem of the divorced and remarried.”

Cardinal: Liberation Theology needed separation from Marxism

Feb 25, 2014 - 05:54 pm .- At his recent book presentation, a Vatican cardinal explained that although Marxist ideology had sought to influence Liberation Theology, the two have ultimately been shown incompatible.

Pope Francis: riches are good, if used for people's sake

Feb 25, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- In his preface to a new book authored by Cardinal Mueller, Pope Francis stresses that money is itself a good tool when it broadens our opportunities, but it can also turn against the human person.

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