Ignorant Neo-Cardinal Presented Heresy Of “Unlimited Papal Power”

The newly appointed Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda SJ shared at the August consistory the idea that a pope's power over the Church is “unlimited”, Cardinal Müller revealed to InfoVaticana.com (September 23).

Ghirlanda presented a “theory of the papacy as an unlimited power of divine right over the whole Church, as if the Pope were a Deus in terris [God on earth].”

Müller replied that this contradicts the entire Catholic tradition and is a caricature of the Petrine ministry. He added that Ghirlanda’s idea provoked critical contributions during the consistory.

Asked about the German bishops who advocate for married priests, invalid female ordination and homosexualism, Müller answered that it is hard to decide whether the German events are tragic or comic.

The German Synod is not about a renewal in Christ but “a surrender to a world without God.” He added that it is all about sexuality but “as a kind of drug to numb the nihilistic basic feeling with a maximum satisfaction of pleasure.”

Picture: Gianfranco Ghirlanda © wikicommons CC BY-SA, #newsNvyggzwkld

Dr Bobus
Welcome to Jesuit theology. There has always been a military flavor to Jesuit life, with an emphasis on power rather than Truth and a tendency toward blind obedience.
Nb: The Jesuits are a strictly clerical order (with a few brothers) and have never had a women's branch of nuns and/or sisters nor a lay branch.More
Welcome to Jesuit theology. There has always been a military flavor to Jesuit life, with an emphasis on power rather than Truth and a tendency toward blind obedience.

Nb: The Jesuits are a strictly clerical order (with a few brothers) and have never had a women's branch of nuns and/or sisters nor a lay branch.
Sally Dorman
Also Müller: “The theory of the Pope as autocrat, brought over from 19th century Jesuit theology, not only contradicts Vatican II, but undermines the credibility of the Church with a caricature of the Petrine ministry.”
P. O'B
Even if this theory were true, since Francis is an antipope, it doesn't apply.
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Cardinal Müller reveals Consistory speech on “unlimited power of the papacy,” says this view “contradicts the entire Catholic tradition”
Jungerheld
"A surrender to a world without God" - good description and so clearly and sadly true.
rhemes1582
Another Jesuit 🤐
Agatha James
He is a poster boy for a Chick Comic.