Rome, Italy, May 29, 2018 / 21:08 pm
Cardinal Gerhard Müller reflected recently on the rise of gender ideology, saying it flourished in the vacuum left by the collapse of fascism and Soviet communism as a "new religion".
"Marxism and fascism, anti-Christian ideology, fell. Capitalism is in crisis. There was room for true philosophy, for theology, for Christian religion. But people preferred to invent a new religion, which believes in the human being rather than God," the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told CNA May 25.
The cardinal spoke before the presentation of the Italian edition of Why I Don't Call Myself Gay, by Daniel Mattson.
"People cannot be classified according to their sexual orientation," Cardinal Müller said. "We do not have human beings who are more special than others. Man must be described according to his persona and the fact that he is created in the image and likeness to God and his vocation to eternal life."