Cardinal Müller on Synod on Synodality: ‘This is the great hour of manipulation’
The Daily Knight
On Tuesday Cardinal Müller gave a frank interview to Spanish Catholic news website InfoVaticana, in which he has expressed his grave concern about multiple aspects of the upcoming Synod Assembly on synodality and the current state of the Church.
The interview was done in writing as the Cardinal is in Poland, and followed the announcement by the Vatican that at the upcoming Synod Assembly, journalists will only have access to the information that they themselves provide.
According to a report by Loup Besmond of La Croix, Pope Francis apparently is considering imposing pontifical secrecy on the upcoming Synod of Bishops on synodality, not simply on opinions and votes, as was past practice, but on all issues addressed during synod discussions.
Cardinal Müller, former prefect of the Congregations for the Doctrine of Faith, will be among 400 participants (lay people, religious, cardinals and bishops) in the upcoming Synod on synodality.
Asked in the interview how he would be approaching the final phase of the Synod on Synodality, Müller replied:
“I pray that all this will be a blessing and not a harm to the Church. I am also committed to theological clarity so that a Church gathered around Christ doesn’t become a political dance around the golden calf of the agnostic spirit of the age.”
Asked how he received the news of his appointment as a Synod participant, he replied:
“I want to do the best I can for the good of the Church, for which I have dedicated all my life, thought, and work up to now.”
Asked what message he himself would like to deliver during the Assembly, he wrote:
“Above all I would like to say, in view of the many disappointments of the young people in Lisbon: a Church that does not believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is no longer the Church of Jesus Christ.”
“Each participant should first study the first chapter of Lumen Gentium, which deals with the mystery of the Church in the Triune God’s plan of salvation. The Church is not the playground of the ideologues of “godless humanism”, nor of lobbyists for a blocked agenda.
“God’s universal will to save, which we encounter in Christ, the only Mediator between God and man, and which is realized historically and eschatologically, is the future program of His Church and not the Great Reset of the atheist-globalist “elite” of billionaire bankers who hide their ruthless personal enrichment behind the mask of philanthropy.”