Meet Cardinal Burke, Paper Tiger Extraordinaire

The one on the left just gave another interview

Wannabe hero without the battle Cardinal Burke is having a whale of a time.

After the most scandalous dereliction of duty for now sixteen months and – which makes it even worse – orthodox posturing without even acting on it, Cardinal Burke seems intentioned to sit on this fence ad infinitum, certainly counting on all the rosewater Catholics and Pollyanna resisters dumb enough to believe, without any evidence to back their belief, that this man is every bit part of the solution rather than of the problem.

Now, the Cardinal has once again ventilated that – at some point, in future, no one knows when – a formal correction could come; and that – mirabile dictu! – this correction might contain some faint meowing of criticism of the Evil Clown for failing to defend Truth; which is exactly what the Cardinal himself is doing even as he criticises others for it.

One must appreciate the game: eternal posturing without ever acting; paper tiger extraordinaire; professional fence sitter.

Cardinal Burke is literally having his cake and eating it; courtesy of the dumbness of too many lukewarm faithful, desperately on the look for a hero whilst Our Lord is spitted in the face every day. He should be ashamed of himself.

Make no mistake: if Cardinal Burke were to proceed to a formal condemnation of Francis and his heresies tomorrow, his delay would still be gravely sinful. However, the correction itself would still be the desired, and expected, outcome. But what is happening now is truly ludicrous, and such that the Cardinal deserves open condemnation and mockery until he man up, rather than approval.

By the bye, we are now past the Assumption and I distinctly remember the Cardinal stating that after the Epiphany any time could be right for the correction, implying January, February at the latest.

Beware of the paper tigers. They are not your friends, or Christ's.



Posted on August 17, 2017, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. My guess is Cardinal Burke is making Pope Francis very happy by simply displaying himself as an emasculated symbol of protest. Pope Francis is winning big and Cardinal Burke is making it possible as a manifestation of defeat.

  2. Disappointment after disappointment. How much does our dear Lord think we can bear?

    • Well I would let Him be the judge of that…
      It could be decades, so you better be ready….

    • nickmitchell1978

      I have learnt to mistrust and despise all ecclesiastics, without exception or distinction. There may be a handful of truly holy, orthodox, courageous ones, but they have no power at all. Aid will be from God, and not from the hierarchy. It is evident that we are in a slow, death spiral, to the end. It may be months, years, decades or even centuries. Who knows. Our only hope must be in Our Lord.

    • Nick–Death spiral? Yes. But we must have hope. This is our test, too. Hope and pray as they say.

  3. Not to toot my horn, but I’ve been saying this for months now, of course to my wife. Seriously, who else is there room on the fence for? Bp. Athanasius Schneider? Perhaps even Bp. Fellay, unless he gets off the stick and takes the bull by the horns.

  4. I have done my part. I’ve asked Card. Burke when they (the Cardinals, four at that time) would do a formal, public correction of the Pope on AL and he answered, “Don’t worry about it, we’re working on it.”

    This was in Oakland, on March 19. It’s now August 17. I guess they’re still “working on it.”

  5. M, I believe Francis is the False Prophet who will be on the scene when the Antichrist arrives. I can’t, of course, claim that to be a fact. But can you think of anybody else who would be worse than Francis as Pope? Perhaps Cdl. Suenens but I doubt he could be elected.

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