Goodbye, Good Cardinals

There is much surprise in the blogosphere about the rumours that want Cardinal Burke on its way to a comfortable, but obvious semi-retirement at the head of the Knights of Malta. I must say I am not in the least.

The Cardinal will, I am sure, enjoy the view from the Aventino (you know that hole from which you can see the dome of St. Peter surrounded by an arch made of plants? Well, that’s them; among other things…). Whilst so doing, he will probably reflect that this was the only way it could end seen that he is not a boot-licker like many others – in red, in purple and in black – around him. It had to end that way, because Burke is – if even in the more moderate V I I version – a thorn in the side of NuChurch. Too obsessed with abortion, too attached to Tradition, too much of a Rosary-counter, Burke was clearly a fish out of the water in a world dominated by ecclesiastical prostitutes.

I can only hope his successor will not be an open subversive; which, by the wind that is blowing, is somewhere between a hope and a dream.

In a way, Burke unavoidable departure might give him more freedom of movement. As a member of Francis’ team of “super ministers”, he might have refrained from stronger criticism; as a man now outside of the big game, he could feel free to express himself more freely and become, one day, the focal point of what they call “loyal opposition” and I call merely sanity, and refusal to prostitute oneself to the new times.

It’s a beautiful piece of real estate, that plot on the Aventino. The view is astonishing, and certainly better than from the near Giardino degli Aranci, a favourite of Romans and tourists alike.

It’s a good place to reflect, in one of the wonderful October mornings Rome never fails to give, about the price of loyalty to Christ.

Cardinal Burke is probably not a saint, and clearly he is not the man to tell all the truth, hard and straight, at the cost of real persecution. Yours truly can, in conscience, not tell you that he is sure he would behave differently and would have the strength to openly invite persecution, loss of privilege, and a poor, lost, dreary, uncomfortable parish somewhere in Alaska, or Alabama. But as Cardinals go, Burke is at the moment among the very best; and is, therefore, put aside in favour of the young generation of willing careerist puttanelle; those who are the first to do TMAHICH’s will today, and will be the first to denounce the climate of leftist intimidation tomorrow.

The good ones will be removed one by one and moved where they have less, or no, influence; as already seen in the case of Cardinal Piacenza and – though I am bitterly disappointed in the man – Bagnasco.

Enjoy the October mornings, Your Grace. You may not be a martyr, but you have deserved them.



Posted on September 17, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Good Shepherds, Traditional Catholicism and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wonder if Pope Francis knows that the ones you despise on the way up are the same ones
    who can kick you on the way down ?

  2. I sincerely hope no one is truly that surprised. It’s akin to a heterosexual being kicked-out from the gay bath house.

    In other news: When asked who that fashionable, sprite young man was seen walking down the street with him, Cardinal Msgr. Ricca replied, “That was no street; that was an alley.”

  3. Nothing good will come from the October Synod.

  4. I take issue with your words when you say, “Cardinal Burke is probably not a saint, and clearly he is not the man to tell all the truth, hard and straight, at the cost of real persecution.” Those words don’t ring true to me at all nor do they do justice to Cardinal Burke’s uncompromising loyalty to Catholic teachings. With his strength of faith, courage, and conviction, his refusal to compromise or prostitute himself to the powers that be, Cardinal Raymond Burke could very well already be a saint! Also, Cardinal Burke has, indeed, recently told the truth at the cost of real persecution – his exile to Malta! I believe Cardinal Burke has the strength of character and devotion to offer his very life, if need be, to the honor of Jesus. I would like to see Cardinal Burke become our next Pope – and soon!!

    • Your reaction shows all the bigotry of the modern V Ii clericalists.

      To take exception at one blogger writing that one is “probably not a saint” truly says it all.

      Do you think saints grow on trees?

      As to my exceptions to what he has said, I obviously stay to what I have written. Burke is a V II man. You will not find in him the clarity of thought you find, for example, in a Father Guarnizo, or in father Carota.

      If you are really looking for saints, I suggest to look at people like them first. But mind, not even of them I would dare to say that “they probably are saints”.


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