The apostates seem to agree with the consensus that Archbishop Ferrer is with the Magisterium doctrinally.
But Muller and Francis never appeared to develop an especially warm relationship. Most recently, the cardinal has been inconsistent about his position regarding the teaching authority of Francis' exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.")What the Holy Father is doing is summed up right in this sentence:
After four cardinals publicly challenged Francis last November to answer questions about what they see as inconsistencies in the document, Muller said in January that the exhortation was "very clear" and that cardinals should not challenge the pope publicly.
But the cardinal appeared to contradict Francis' teaching in the document in a May interview with EWTN. Asked about the possibility of the church giving Communion to those who have remarried without first receiving annulments, the cardinal stated: "We don't accept polygamy."
In Amoris Laetitia Francis (?) asked pastors to use pastoral discernment in such cases and said that in some instances such discernment "can include the help of the sacraments." The pope has also praised a set of guidelines issued by Argentine bishops that said divorced and civilly remarried couples might eventually be allowed to receive Communion.
"...the cardinal appeared to contradict Francis' teaching in the document"
"Francis" is contradicting Church teaching. Cardinal Müller was doing his job in correcting theological errors in the pope's document. It took a year of asking him to do his job but he finally stepped up to the plate.
You'll get a kick out of this:
Muller also appears not to agree with Francis' decision to create the commission studying the possibility of women deacons. He said in the May EWTN interview that it is "not possible" for women to be ordained to the diaconate and that female deacons "will not come."
What on earth are they still 'studying'!!
What a waste of people's time!
Throw them Ordinatio Sacerdotalis and say:
The diaconate requires ordination. Women cannot be ordained. Class dismissed!