Friday, October 31, 2014

Cdl. Burke: "The Pope rightly speaks of the need to go out to the peripheries"

“I fully respect the Petrine ministry and I do not wish it to seem like I am speaking out against the Pope. I would like to be a master of the faith, with all my weaknesses, telling a truth that many currently perceive. They are feeling a bit sea sick because they feel the Church’s ship has lost its bearings. We need to set aside the reason for this disorientation because we have not lost our bearings. We have the enduring tradition of the Church, its teachings, the liturgy, its morality. The catechism remains the same.”

“The Pope rightly speaks of the need to go out to the peripheries,” the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura said. “The people have responded very warmly to this. But we cannot go to the peripheries empty-handed. We go with the Word of God, with the Sacraments, with the virtuous life of the Holy Spirit. I am not saying the Pope does this, but there is a risk of the encounter with culture being misinterpreted.  Faith cannot adapt to culture but must call to it to convert. We are a counter-cultural movement, not a popular one.”

2 comments:

  1. Cardinal Burke's words here make a better appearance than his always fighting with the Pope and appearing to be a very angry man.

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