Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cardinal Burke walks out of Rome Summorum Pontificum conference after Pope Francis criticized

Finally, Sandro Magister gave his contribution as a lecture on which already reported (see separate report Pope Francis and the Liturgy - "Pure Functional Access" Reservations to Tradition, weakness in the knees before the Lord ). Master analyzed in a critical manner, the previous decisions of Pope Francis in the Liturgy: The ban for celebration in the old rite by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, the dismissal of all five consultants for the Office of Papal Liturgical Celebrations, who were close to the liturgical understanding of Benedict XVI., the refusal to genuflect in the Holy Mass at the words of consecration, although from papal Mass to papal Mass always newly master of ceremonies Guido Marini always included the two relevant points and finally the halting by CDF, that they no longer check the bizarre special forms in the Mass of the Neocatechumenal Way, as Benedict XVI. had ordered. Magister has also expressed the opinion that the Pope is "friendly" to everyone, "except with the traditionalists."

"Scandal Currently The Dominant Characteristic of Climate in Rome"
The lecture finally came to a scandal. Magister so openly expressed his criticism of Pope Francis, that Cardinal Burke and Archbishop Pozzo had to leave the room. “The response of Cardinal Burke and Archbishop Pozzo is indicative of the currently prevailing climate in Rome,” the website Chiesa e Postconcilio (Church and Post-Conciliar). “Was it because of the time for both of them or was it simply a precaution, because of the polite but harsh criticism by Magister of Pope Francis? The withdrawal of a Cardinal during a major event is something glaring. All interpretations are allowed, “said the Spanish Catholic blogger Francisco de la Cigoña.
details at Eponymous

HT Fr. Z



  1. Maybe ++Burke was overcome with sorrow for the Church and didn't want to weep in public.

    I can't imagine how ++Burke *can't* be weeping each evening for the Church considering he has far more access to what's going. I know I weep for him.

    As for Johnny, I agree with Rorate: his fear-mongering over "treading lightly" is absurd.

  2. I've come to the conclusion that the Catholic Church is a lost cause and will be until compulsory celibacy celibacy is abolished. Until that time Catholics will continue to be the victims of unchaste homosexual clerics. Keep the traditional Latin Mass and get rid of gays in the clergy.

  3. Phillip, I don't think compulsory celibacy is the problem. Self control is a gift of the Holy Spirit,and most priests and nuns are able to keep this vow. Today the Catholic Churches have strict rules in practice to try to prevent the tragedies,like the ones that occurred in the past with the molestation of the young.

  4. Phillip,I don't think compulsory celibacy is the problem. Self control is a gift of the Holy Spirit and most priests and nuns abide by it. There are now strict rules in place in all the parishes to prevent the past tragedies that took place with the molesting of chhildren...better late than never.


Please contact if you have issues commenting.