The Vatican’s “Guardian of Orthodoxy” is a Heretic himself…
“Archbishop” Gerhard Ludwig Müller Denies Dogma of Perpetual Virginity of Our Lady
Don’t you hate it when that happens? You’re appointed the “guardian of orthodoxy” in the Vatican, and then people discover you’re a heretic yourself. This has happened to “Archbishop” Gerhard Ludwig Muller, appointed to the post by “Pope” Benedict XVI in 2012.
Aside from other denials of dogma, such as Transubstantiation and the Bodily Resurrection, Muller also denies the dogma of the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The semi-traditionalist Tradition in Action has the details:
- Müller Denies the Perpetual Virginity of Our Lady (Tradition In Action)
By contrast, the Catholic Church teaches the following dogmatically and infallibly:
If anyone does not properly and truly confess in accord with the holy Fathers, that the holy Mother of God and ever Virgin and immaculate Mary in the earliest of the ages conceived of the Holy Spirit without seed, namely, God the Word Himself specifically and truly, who was born of God the Father before all ages, and that she incorruptibly bore [Him], her virginity remaining indestructible even after His birth, let him be condemned.
(Pope St. Martin I, Lateran Synod, Canon 3 (649); Denz. 256)
If anyone does not confess that there are two generations of the Word of God, the one from the Father before the ages, without time and incorporeally, the other in the last days, when the same came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the holy and glorious Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, and was born of her, let such a one be anathema.
(Pope Vigilius, Second Council of Constantinople, Canon 2 (553); Denz. 214)
There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition.
(Quoted by Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Satis Cogntium (1896), par. 9)
But hey, what’s one more heresy from the Vatican at this point… It is only fitting that the “Chief Guardian of Orthodoxy” in the Modernist Sect should himself deny Catholic dogma.