Politics without God can only fail – Muller

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

January 21, 2013

Politicians who want to act as if God did not exist and as if there was no such thing as objective moral truths are bound to fail in their efforts to promote the common good, said the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

“The politics we have today in Europe and North America without ethical foundations, without a reference to God, cannot resolve our problems, even those of the market and money,” said Archbishop Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The archbishop said one of the key teachings of Pope Benedict is the importance of faith and reason going hand in hand.

“Faith and reason are like two people who love each other deeply, who cannot live without each other, and who were intimately made for one another, so much so that they cannot be considered separate from one another and cannot reach their goals separately,” he said in a Jan. 11 talk.