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The Catholic Cathedral of Limburg in Hesse, Germany.

George Weigel: Church in Germany called to fidelity to revelation

The Church in Germany is called to follow revealed truth rather than the spirit of the times, George Weigel, biographer... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn at Amoris Laetitia press conference at the Vatican on April 8, 2016.

Viennese cardinal displeased by Vatican 'no' to same-sex blessings

Christoph Cardinal Schönborn has declared he was “not happy with the explanation of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace March 17, 2021

Yes, Pope Francis was involved in the CDF’s document on same-sex blessings

Following a Vatican clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions, some media outlets have speculated about Pope Francis’ involvement... Read more

The then Archbishop Luis Ladaria at the Vatican Press Office Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican doctrine czar: We've done everything possible to dialogue with Irish priest

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said Tuesday that the Vatican had “done everything... Read more

Then-Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, now prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks at the Holy See press office, Sept. 8, 2015.

Irish priest refuses submission to Vatican's doctrinal propositions

Fr. Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest from Ireland who was barred from public ministry by the Congregation for the Doctrine... Read more

Pope Francis greets a woman before the general audience Dec. 19, 2018.

Pope Francis: Civilized society recognizes the value of human life

Warning of the modern tendency to judge human life on the basis of utility rather than dignity, Pope Francis Thursday... Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican transfers task of Ecclesia Dei to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Saturday ending the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei and creating an office within the Congregation... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

L.A. Auxiliary Bishop Salazar resigns after misconduct allegation found credible

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles Wednesday after the archdiocese’s oversight board found... Read more

Analysis: The solid grounds of the CDF’s new economics document

The notion of “proximate immorality” is the most remarkable news in the just released text by the Congregation for the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to... Read more

Pope Francis greets participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 26, 2018.

The Church must combat euthanasia mentality, Pope says

Pope Francis met with the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Friday, affirming the dignity of... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Father Giacomo Morandi promoted to CDF secretary

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Father Giacomo Morandi secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Italian... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Cardinal Müller refutes claims about conversation with Pope

Cardinal Gerhard Müller has strenuously denied media reports alleging Pope Francis asked the German prelate five pointed questions before informing... 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

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, at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Nov. 17, 2014.

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

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

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the Vatican during the Synod on the Family, Oct. 13, 2014.

Cardinal Müller warns against adapting Church to today's often pagan lifestyles

Cardinal Gerhard Müller has spoken out firmly against trying to adapt the Church’s teaching to today’s often pagan lifestyles, saying... Read more

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Vatican, SSPX officials resume meetings on doctrinal issues

Officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with representatives of the Society of St. Pius X... Read more

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

Vatican doctrine head: LCWR has moved beyond Church, faith

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

Archbishop Gerhard Muller at the Vatican Press Office on July 5, 2013.

Archbishop Müller affirms doctrine, pastoral care for divorced

In a recent interview with Corriere della Sera, the Vatican's head official on doctrinal matters discussed the importance of personal... Read more