The former head of the Vatican's doctrine office has denied a recently published story that claims that he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences of opinion on doctrinal matters.
German media, OnePeterFive, cites a "trustworthy German source" who quoted an “eyewitness" who “apparently" recently sat with Cardinal Müller
at lunch and “allegedly” heard the cardinal's account of his meeting with Pope Francis. The article claims that the Pope asked the cardinal for his personal position on women's ordination to the diaconate, on the repeal of celibacy, his opinion of Amoris-Laetitia and on the recent dismissal of three employees in the cardinal’s office. After hearing the cardinal's answers, the pope then informed him his mandate was ending and left the room "without any farewell or explanation."
When Cardinal Müller
was informed of this story, "He could not believe his eyes" and told media that, “This story is not true, and the conversation had been quite different”. The cardinal said the account of his meeting with the Pope by this “alleged” source "was totally false."
Following the announcement that his term as head of the Prefect would not be renewed, the cardinal told new agencies that "There were no disagreements between the Pope and I, and there’s certainly no dispute over "Amoris Laetitia,". "The five-year term has now expired," he told media, and added that, "the pope wanted in general, to limit the term of office to five years and I just happened to be the first person to which this new standard applies to.
To the US now where earlier this week, there was a huge gathering of young Catholic adults in Chicago for the famous Theology-on-Tap event. I reported to you on Monday that Fr. Tom Rosica was the guest speaker with over 600 people in attendance. The topic over drinks and snacks was: “What Do Young Adults Have In Common With Pope Francis”.
Now if you missed this past event, don't worry, these Theology-on-Tap events are scheduled every week across different bars Chicago. For details, you can visit their website at: tot.chicago.org
Speaking of youth gatherings, we are about two weeks away from Canada’s largest Catholic Youth Conference. I’m talking about the 2017 Steubenville Toronto conference
that takes place at UOIT Campus in Oshawa Ontario.
From July 28th to the 30th, over 2000 youths will converge at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus to meet some of the best Catholic speakers and musicians in North America and have opportunities to encounter Christ in the Eucharist.
There will be many great guest speakers including clergy speaking about a wide variety of topics relevant to youth and the Catholic faith. For more information, or to register, you can visit the website: steubenvilletoronto.com
That's all for today. Join us again on Monday when I bring you more news and stories from a Perspectives of a Catholic Lens.