Catholics are not obliged to follow Pope Francis’s green-left agenda in opposing fossil fuels and favouring agreements on environmental issues, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has told The Weekend Australian (July 27).
Müller is in Sydney to address the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conference. "We are not a green party", he added,
"Environmental policy is nothing to do with faith and morals. Those issues are for politicians and for people to vote for the party they agree with."
“Bishops are not scientists, environmental experts or politicians." Müller recommended that Church leaders should concentrate on religion.
Pope Must Fight «Schism»
Müller explained that Francis and the bishops needed "to provide the clearness, based on the word of God" to heal the "schism" between the "conservative" and the "progressive" in the Church.
False understandings of theology were causing doctrinal confusion.
But instead Francis’ priorities were social justice and the alleviation of poverty, he added.
Collegality Only on Paper
Müller said many cardinals who will elect Francis' successor will face the problem of not knowing each other, because Francis has not called a general meeting of cardinals for four years.
The lack of such meetings appears to contradict the consultative style ostensibly favoured by Francis, who [allegedly] wants a "synodal approach".
Cardinal Mueller said Francis also listened to "so-called friends but they were not always friends".
Picture: Gerhard Ludwig Müller, © Michael Swan, CC BY-ND, #newsRdrvzgrace
Excuse me, but the 'Pope' is promoting Paganism, and Marxism which we as Catholics CANNOT follow. Thank God we have Cardinals like Mueller who will 'correct' him. And yes, the two greatest commandments are to love God, not Pachamamas, and your neighbor which he was a little lax on in exploiting the poor Amazonian people and which authentic Catholics have ALWAYS done. You need to wake up and …More
Excuse me, but the 'Pope' is promoting Paganism, and Marxism which we as Catholics CANNOT follow. Thank God we have Cardinals like Mueller who will 'correct' him. And yes, the two greatest commandments are to love God, not Pachamamas, and your neighbor which he was a little lax on in exploiting the poor Amazonian people and which authentic Catholics have ALWAYS done. You need to wake up and smell the coffee dglizarraga!
Cardinal Mueller seems to forget that Jesus said "mercy not burnt offerings" or the 2 greatest commandments - love God and love your neighbor. Also, the Pope is the head of the Church not just a Cardinal who is promoting schism!!!
Stewardship of God's Earth... How terrible!!! Heretic! Burn the apostate for taking care of the planet God gave us!
As a matter of fact, the Conservative has exactly the same error as the Progressive. It consists in the fact that each of them allows truth to be determined by time. That is, he judges a thing by whether it is of yesterday or today or tomorrow, and not by what it is in eternity.
The Pope and his chosen cardinals have turned the Vatican into one big political NGO. Sadly, it has become a church I no longer recognize. C. Muller is so right on every point. The four year laps of the General Meeting is intentional. If the cardinals were to come together Francis would lose some control and it would give cardinals like Muller an opportunity to have a voice and possibly organize.