Abortion: Cardinal Burke Asks for “Disciplinarian” Solution.

Cardinal Burke with "cappa magna". I wonder what Francis would think of it?

Cardinal Burke with “cappa magna”. I wonder what Francis would think of it?

Lifesitenews.com reports about an intervention from Cardinal Burke in an interview released earlier this month. From Life Site News’ article:

Asked about Pelosi, [Cardinal Burke] said,

“Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied.”

Canon 915 states that those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

“This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin — cooperating with the crime of procured abortion — and still professes to be a devout Catholic,” the cardinal said. “I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is. I invite her to reflect upon the example of St. Thomas More who acted rightly in a similar situation even at the cost of his life.”

I will be frank with you. I was appalled at the “disciplinarian” attitude of the good Cardinal. It is clear he has a (and I quote) “static and inward-directed view of things”. He is obviously wrong, because “the church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently”. It is clear the good Cardinal has to “find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”

On the contrary, as a minister of the Church, he “must be minister of mercy above all”.

Thank God, we have Francis taking care that the liberals do not heed what the Cardinal says. This restorationism will not lead us anywhere.

Good Lord. The man talks as if he had the Truth. And he is so judgmental!

Tsk, tsk…


Posted on September 23, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. To be a minister of mercy is to include the act of admonishing the sinner. Such was an interpretation I heard yesterday during a homily. I wonder if the holy father would agree…

    I meant to leave this comment for this post. Darned Firefox.

  2. Does this mean Cardinal Burke is a Judgmentally obsessed Pelagian triumphalist?

  3. We can’t impose more plastic surgery on Vampire Nancy but her ordinary should could publicly pronounce what has already happened latae sententiae, auto-excommunication!

  4. Clearly the good cardinal needs “emancipation”

  5. I have learned a long time ago, in my kindergarten, by an old nun, that there exists “works of mercy”.
    One of this works was called: “to admonish the sinners”.
    But in nowadays the works of mercy have been upgraded, I suppose.
    Now its named “Who am I to judge?”

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