Cardinal Müller: “Better empty churches than masses in the older rite”?


Courtalain ( documents the sermon of Gerhard Cardinal Müller on Saturday, June 29, Peter and Paul in full in the original German. The Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordained five candidates as deacons and two deacons as priests in Courtalain near Chartres. He explained to verbatim: “I have complied with this request to confer these ordinations because of the sacrament of ordination itself, not because of the form of the extraordinary rite, because the two ritual variants of the Latin rite are secondary to the substance of the sacrament instituted by Christ and effective in the Holy Spirit. (This is just to explain two opposing false positions). This is explained in more detail in the text.”

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