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Pope Francis confirms strong stance against clerical abuse
By David Uebbing

Vatican City, Apr 5, 2013 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican process established by Benedict XVI for handling instances of sexual abuse by priests.

The Pope told Archbishop Gerhard L. Müller, who heads the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and is responsible for abuse cases, to “continue the line desired by Benedict XVI of decisive action regarding cases of sexual abuse,” according to an April 5 statement from the congregation.

He also underscored that “victims of abuse and their suffering are especially present in his thoughts and prayers.”

Pope Francis made his comments during a morning audience with the archbishop.

The main measures that the doctrine congregation is responsible for are “child protection; help for the many who in the past have suffered such violence; due process against those who are guilty; (and) the commitment to help Bishops' Conferences in the formulation and implementation of the necessary directives in this area.”

The April 5 communiqué added that the Church’s response to cases of sexual abuse “is of great importance to the witness of the Church and its credibility.”

Then-Cardinal Ratzinger established a strong response to allegations of sexual abuse during his time as head of the doctrine congregation, which he later continued as Pope.

His efforts began with a 1988 letter in which he shed light on how the procedures laid out in canon law made it difficult for bishops to laicize abusive priests.

In 2001, Pope John Paul II transferred authority for investigating abuse cases from the Congregation for Clergy to Cardinal Ratzinger’s doctrine congregation so that they could be dealt with more speedily.

Finally, in July 2010, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith presented modifications to canon law that detailed how the department will examine and punish instances of clerical abuse.
I do not know if this is definitive that Mueller is staying.  It certainly suggests it.  Pray on this one.  Mueller is famous for writing that a camera would not have recorded the images or voice of Jesus when He visited the Apostles in the Upper Room or His Bodily Ressurection.  It appears likely (though not confirmed) that Pope Francis is keeping a raving heretic as head of the Holy Office.
(04-06-2013, 07:10 PM)James02 Wrote: [ -> ]It appears likely (though not confirmed) that Pope Francis is keeping a raving heretic as head of the Holy Office.

I'm torn between wanting someone else and fear of who it might be. 
Well, I think that cameras back then really weren't fast enough to capture those in motion. So, maybe Muller is right.
(04-06-2013, 08:22 PM)Sant Anselmo Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-06-2013, 07:10 PM)James02 Wrote: [ -> ]It appears likely (though not confirmed) that Pope Francis is keeping a raving heretic as head of the Holy Office.

I'm torn between wanting someone else and fear of who it might be. 

Put Burke in there!!!
(04-06-2013, 08:34 PM)DustinsDad Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-06-2013, 08:22 PM)Sant Anselmo Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-06-2013, 07:10 PM)James02 Wrote: [ -> ]It appears likely (though not confirmed) that Pope Francis is keeping a raving heretic as head of the Holy Office.

I'm torn between wanting someone else and fear of who it might be. 

Put Burke in there!!!

You know, that would really make me a happy man.  In fact, it might cause me to look on the Pope's pontificate with a whole new sense of optimism. 
He could walk through walls. Glorified bodies are not the same as unglorified material bodies. Instead of reflecting light, they are light.
I'll stay out of the fray.  If you want, see if you can make any sense out of this thread:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=698819
I just hopes he doesn't put Bertone back.