Pope Francis Mueller – CWEB.com

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Pope Francis Mueller – CWEB.com

Pope Francis has appointed a Spanish Jesuit, Archbishop Luis Ladaria, to succeed Cardinal Mueller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Congratulations to my brother Jesuit on this important appointment.

In choosing Archbishop Ladaria [Pope Francis] has opted for a highly qualified theologian who shares his pastorally sensitive approach, having worked closely with him in these years, and has the ability to manage the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith [number two office after the Pope].

Under the leadership of the Cardinal Mueller, the last Prefect for the CDF, the Church sadly saw resistance to reforms for dealing with priest paedophelia, resistance to opening doors to the ordained women’s diaconate, and resistance to communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.

Hopefully under Ladaria — who I know nothing about — these things will change. Guarded optimism here.

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