Card. Burke challenges Pope's relegation of the Latin Mass

Cardinal Burke directly rejects the Holy Father's characterisation of the Latin Mass as an "exception" in his interview with the online newspaper La Fede Quotidiana [FQ]:

FQ: In the new book by Father Spadaro “In your eyes is my word” Pope Francis called the traditional Roman rite an “exception”. What do you think about this?

Cardinal Burke: That it is no exception. It is the Mass of the Church of all times and therefore it can not be overthrown and has equal dignity. For the rest, the motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI is sufficient. It is unambiguous.

Hey, by the way, did y'all hear the Cardinal is having a Pontifical Mass at the Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse in a few weeks?


  1. What do you think Cardinal Burke meant by that?

    What? ;)

  2. Isn't it a little preposterous to state that the Tridentine form of the Mass is the "Mass of the Church of all times"? There were pre-tridentine masses, and even suppressed rites. From Visagothic, Sarum, or Durham rites of the Church, to the Tridentine Mass to our current Mass of Paul the VI (which actually corresponds more closely with the form of the mass in the early 5th century); the "mass of all time" is the presence of Christ in the Eucharist.


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