Sandro Magister has some interesting comments on the Manifesto issued yesterday by Gerhard Cardinal Muller:
If there is a forerunner of this “Manifesto of faith” from Cardinal Gerhard Müller. released today all over the world, it is the “Credo of the People of God” proclaimed in 1968 by Paul VI.
Then as now, the Church was in a tempest and its very faith was wavering. Paul VI felt it his duty to reaffirm the pillars of Church doctrine. Today, giving this public testimony of faith is the cardinal who was prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith from 2012 to 2017.
Müller decided to take this step at the impetus of requests from “many bishops, priests, religious and laity of the Catholic Church,” concerned over the “ever more widespread confusion in the teaching of the faith.”
As an outline for the “Credo of the People of God” Paul VI adopted the “Credo” of the council of Nicaea. Cardinal Müller has instead taken as the guideline for this “Manifesto of faith” the Catechism of the Catholic Church, to which the numbers in parentheses in the text refer.
From the beginning the Church has found itself put to the test in the foundations of the faith, as the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy (2 Tm 4:3-5):
“There shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.”
With the following “Manifesto” Cardinal Müller intended to fulfill today this mandate of the apostle to his disciple.
Go here to read the rest. In short, Cardinal Muller is doing the Pope’s job of protecting Catholic doctrine, because our current Pope is engaged in the task of destroying Catholic doctrine.