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Cardinal Gerhard Mueller. EWTN photo.

Cardinal Mueller: Catholic politicians must fight abortion, euthanasia

Oct 8, 2020

Catholic politicians have an obligation to fight against abortion and euthanasia, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect emeritus of the Vatican’s Congregation... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.

Cardinal Mueller: Church crisis comes from abandoning God, adapting to culture

Jan 1, 2020

The crisis facing the Catholic Church today has arisen from an attempt – even by some within the Church -... Read more

Card. Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.

Analysis: Overturning Humanae Vitae's teaching, a 'crime against the Church'

Mar 9, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Speaking at a presentation of a book on Humanae Vitae, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for... Read more


Cardinal explains how to persuade society that euthanasia is 'toxic'

May 17, 2017

Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all... Read more


Cardinal Mueller to graduates: 'Dare to be great'

May 17, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With God’s grace, you can accomplish great things, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller challenged young Catholics at Christendom College last weekend at... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, attends the Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 18, 2015.

Müller on Amoris Laetitia: the Church is called to promote a 'culture of the family'

May 12, 2016

Those who think Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation changed the Church's discipline on Holy Communion for the divorced-and-remarried are reading... Read more

A pilgrim prays the rosary in St. Peter's Square before the General Audience, Oct. 19, 2014.

Cardinal Müller: Can't receive Communion? You can still participate in Church's life

Mar 3, 2016

A focus on the reception of Holy Communion by the divorced-and-remarried misses the larger point of pastoral care: participation in... 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

Chilean abortion plan is 'a trap for the gullible,' cardinal says

Nov 11, 2015

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, firmly rejected a proposal to legalize abortion... Read more

Pope Francis together with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 19, 2014.

Synod letter leak was intended 'to sow strife', says Cardinal Müller

Oct 13, 2015

Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with an Italian daily on Tuesday about the synod and about a letter allegedly sent to... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller in St. Peter's Basilica at the installation Mass of Bishop Maurizio Malvestiti on Oct. 12, 2014.

Bishops conferences are not the Magisterium, Vatican doctrine chief reminds Cardinal Marx

Mar 26, 2015

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal,... Read more

St. Peter's statue in St. Peter's Square.

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

Feb 9, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The reform of the Roman Curia must be an example for the spiritual renewal of the entire Church, the prefect... 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

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.

Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

Oct 1, 2014

With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith... Read more

Sr. Pat Farrell, Sr. Florence Deacon, and Sr. Mary Hughes have been among the leaders of the LCWR.

Reform of LCWR hardly a 'nunquisition'

Sep 4, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The Vatican's investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is not a ‘nunquisition,’ as one Time magazine writer has... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the Vatican press office, July 5, 2013.

Marriage's indissolubility a dogma, cardinal clarifies

Aug 5, 2014

In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has underscored that the indissolubility of the marriage is no mere doctrine, but... Read more

Pope Francis speaking with seminarians of the pontifical Roman universities, May 12, 2014.

Synod on family will have broad focus, Pope notes

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis has said that the upcoming synod on the family will focus on the “vast” pastoral problems facing families... Read more

Prayer outside a late-term abortion clinic in Germanton, Pa., August, 2011.

Italian bishop's abortion clinic remark draws criticism

May 16, 2014

An Italian bishop's comment that appeared to denigrate pro-life advocates who pray at abortion clinics drew criticism from a pro-life... Read more

Barbara Marx Hubbard, keynote speaker at the LCWR's 2012 Assembly.

Vatican doctrine head: LCWR has moved beyond Church, faith

May 6, 2014

In an address to the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Cardinal Gerhard Müller reaffirmed the necessity of... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a General Audience address in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 8, 2014.

Francis will not be prisoner to public opinion, analyst says

May 4, 2014

Vatican observer Sandro Magister has said that Pope Francis’ “formidable praise” for Paul VI’s “Humanae Vitae” is key to understanding... Read more