On Saturday I wrote about a priest Church wrecker, Charlie Curran, who helped shape the disastrous rebellion among U.S. Catholics during the 20th century. Curran continues on the path of scandal and dissent even as, at 85, he approaches the finish line and his personal judgment. God help the poor proud and arrogant man! Please pray for his conversion.
Today, I'm going to present a man of faith with the soul of a child, exactly the kind of person Jesus called us to be, Gerhard Ludwig Müller.
The video below is an interview with Raymond Arroyo that gives just a small idea of the kind of man the cardinal is: faith-filled, articulate, humble. Every word out of his mouth witnesses to his deep love of Christ and the Church. Note especially his comments about the synod and the men who threw Pachamama in the Tiber. He described the event in the Vatican garden calling it the "veneration" or "adoration," of the wooden "idols" and said it was "absolutely against the first commandment." He also reminded us that "Rome is not the center of the Church, Jesus Christ is!"
I cheered when I heard his opinion about those who threw Pachamama in the river:
"The great mistake was to bring the idols into the church, not to put them out, no?....To throw it out can be against human law, but to bring the idols into the church was a grave sin, was a crime against the divine law....and therefore is worse to bring those into the church not to take them out."Watch the interview and see if you agree with me that Cardinal Müller has clean eyes and the humility of a child. Arroyo ends the interview by bringing up the pope's condescending comment on the flight back from Mozambique in September describing the cardinal this way:
“He has good intentions, he is a good man. The Pope likes him. But he is like a child.”What did he think of that, Arroyo asked? The cardinal smiled and said, "It's good to be a child of God, (laughing a little) because if we do not become children of God we cannot enter heaven."
Cardinal Müller continues to be a great defender of the faith since being ousted by Francis as head of the Congregation for the Defense of the Faith in 2017. At the time, Fr. James Martin, a Charlie Curran clone, had this to say about the cardinal getting the boot:
"This gives the pope the chance to finally place his own man in a very important spot,” said the Rev. James Martin, an editor at large for the Catholic magazine America and a consulter to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication. “For many admirers of Benedict, Cardinal Müller was the last link to Benedict’s way of doing things.In the new improved Francis church it's the Marxist way or the highway!
If you haven't watch the film version of Cardinal Müller's Manifesto of Faith, don't delay any longer. We need to increase our faith in these difficult times and here's a man of God who can help us do it! Let's pray for him!
Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, intercede for him!