Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Jan. 22, 2015.

Cardinal O’Malley appointed to Vatican office for Doctrine of the Faith

Jan 14, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday it was announced that Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has yet another reason to come to Rome, with... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

For Cardinal Mueller, a humble faith is good for theology

The ideological efforts to change Catholic doctrine after the Second Vatican Council were deeply misguided, said Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect... Read more

Vatican: Cremated bodies may not be scattered

Oct 25, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church's teaching... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks at the presentation of Iuvenescit Ecclesia, June 14, 2016.

Charisms help the Church answer life's challenges – Cardinal Müller

Jun 15, 2016

The new letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was issued to help the Church in her... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Nov. 17, 2014.

The Year of Mercy and theology: a conversation with Cardinal Müller

Dec 10, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

At the opening of the Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for... Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

CDF reportedly judges Medjugorje apparitions false, but permits pilgrimage

Jun 25, 2015

If reports in Italian media outlets are to be believed, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met June... Read more

St. Peter holding the keys.

Pope Francis approves greater bishop accountability in abuse cases

Jun 10, 2015

Bishop accountability in the mishandling of abuse cases and abuse allegations were key themes in the Vatican’s latest round of... Read more

St. Peter's statue in the square of the Vatican basilica.

Pope Francis completes new Vatican office to tackle clergy abuse

Jan 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis completed the membership of the new Vatican body with responsibility for dealing with clerical sex abuse on Wednesday, ... Read more

St. Peter holds the keys in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

With new team, Vatican ups efforts to fight clerical sex abuse

Nov 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis established on Tuesday a new judicial body within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with responsibility... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller.

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

Nov 3, 2014

Theologians must not be content with an intellectual pursuit of truth but must evangelize with charity so that the Gospel... Read more

Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto, special secretary of the current Synod of Bishops.

How an incorrect translation of the synod report created chaos

Oct 15, 2014

An incorrect translation into English of the original midterm report of the Synod on the Family may have spurred controversial... Read more

Archbishop Müller speaking at the Vatican, July 5, 2013.

Archbishop Müller encourages unity serving evangelization, mission

Jan 23, 2014

At a Spanish university's canon law conference, the Vatican's head for doctrinal matters spoke this week about collegiality and unity... Read more