Cardinal Müller: The German ‘Synodal Way’ Is ‘Over’, by Rudolf Gehrig

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‘I think the Synodal Way was doomed from the start; it’s just that its initiators haven’t realized it yet,’ he told EWTN Vatican/CNA Deutsch, adding, ‘It is a so-called reform with a crowbar.’

Cardinal Gerhard Müller is shown at a penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica on March 29, 2019. (photo: Daniel Ibáñez / CNA)

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has sharply criticized the “Synodal Way” in Germany.

In an interview with EWTN Vatican/CNA Deutsch, the 74-year-old cardinal said that the “Synodal Way,” declared a “reform process” by its initiators, is “over” and was on an “anti-Catholic, wrong track.”

The Holy See issued a statement June 21 noting that the “Synodal Way” was “not authorized” to “oblige the bishops and the faithful to adopt new forms of governance and new orientations of doctrine and morals.” It was “necessary” to clarify this in order to “safeguard the freedom of the people of God and the exercise of the episcopal ministry.” …

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