Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, sent LifeSiteNews his comments on the Synod on Synodality that concluded yesterday after a three-week session in Rome.
In his introductory remarks to his two short statements on topics of the synod (see full texts below), the cardinal made it clear that he had “very little influence” over the discussions at the synod and was only once able to “speak in public,” but added that “for heretics and globalists, there was no pontifical secret.” Müller strongly insisted that seminarians should not be indoctrinated “by repeating the neo-Marxist and pseudo-psychological phraseology of the cultural revolution of the last century.”
Rather, “we must orient them in the personal love of Christ with respect to Christian anthropology and moral and social theory,” thus rejecting an injection of leftist ideas into the Catholic priesthood, he said.
While the conversations at his table during the synod were “good,” the German prelate explained, the “influence on the whole course and the agenda was visible in everything (blessing of extramarital sexuality, before and outside marriage, diaconate and priestly ordination for women, leveling of the differences between priests, bishops and laity)… and it was already visible in the selection of the synod participants for the press conference, where they monotonously repeated their theses.”
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