Dean of Roman Rota threatens Pope could strip Burke, Caffarra, Brandmüller & Meisner of their cardinalate

Archbishop Pio Vito Pinto, Dean of the Roman Rota, told a conference in Spain that Cardinal Burke and the three cardinals who submitted the dubia to Pope Francis "could lose their Cardinalate" for causing "grave scandal" by making the dubia public. The Dean of the Roman Rota went on to accuse Cardinals Raymond Burke, Carlo Caffarra, Walter Brandmüller and Joachim Meisner of questioning the Holy Spirit[LOL!]. Archbishop Pio Vito Pinto made his astounding accusations during a conference to religious in Spain.

Archbishop Pio Vito's indictment against the four cardinals, and other people who question Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia, was that they not only questioned one synod of bishops on marriage and the family, but two synods, about which, "The action of the Holy Spirit can not be doubted.".
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Look.... to defenders of Pope Francis - whom ignored the synod fathers on the issues in doubt - if you are looking for people to take your side, you simply must address the questions put forth.  This Pope-Francis-because-Holy-Spirit-magic line just simply isn't true.  The Holy Spirit does not work like that.  If it's communion for all just say so, give the reasons, and move on.


  1. reminds me of the following:

  2. If they get kicked out of the College of Cardinals I wonder if they can keep the clothes?

  3. So glad you know how the Holy Spirit works . . . .

    1. "Infallibility is not the absence of sin. Nor is it a charism that belongs only to the pope. Indeed, infallibility also belongs to the body of bishops as a whole, when, in doctrinal unity with the pope, they solemnly teach a doctrine as true. "

      I'm happy to read up on the subject if you provide a link.

  4. I have to say, upon reading the Dubia, they were worded in such a way that they sounded like entrapment, rather than thoughtful questions crafted to produce real guidance.


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