Cardinals Brandmueller And Burke Should Have The Decency To At Least Shut Up
In a show of shameless, but attention-addicted cowardice that really makes me want to vomit, the two surviving Dubia Cardinals keep giving virtue-signalling interviews whilst obviously, publicly refusing to do their job.
In the present situation, no Cardinal is authorised to think, even for a second, that he has done his job if he limits himself to vaguely whine about the Church going in the wrong direction. It’s not that we don’t know where the problem comes from.
In the case of Brandmueller and Burke, the silence is even more scandalous – and the constant, virtue-signalling interview-giving even more disgusting – because by issuing the Dubia they have so clearly decided to publicly wet their lips that the subsequent refusal to whistle for now more than 450 days beggars belief. When the four Cardinals issued their Dubia, not even I (never a fan of V II prelates) thought that they could be not only so cowardly that they do nothing afterwards, but also such attention-seeking hypocrites that they keep giving interviews and play the good prelate as if we could not see what cowards they are.
Let me say it once again: these people are Bishops and Cardinals. Martyrdom (and I mean the real one) must be in their thoughts every day of the year and every hour of the day.
All they are risking is the loss of their splendid apartments and offices, of their extremely pampered living and, possibly most importantly at that age, of the honours and prestige coming with their extremely elevated rank. Even this is, apparently, too much to ask of a Cardinal these days.
Vatican II has destroyed almost every sense of what a prelate is and should be. It has replaced it with blind allegiance to the hierarchy and excuse-making that would never apply to any politician. I cringe at the thought of how many very, very dumb faithful keep making excuses for these hirelings, from the immortal “what can they do?” (they can denounce heresy; that’s what they can do, Sherlock…) to the usual fantasies about cunning plans and strategies so clever that no one can see there is one in the first place.
Cardinals Brandmueller and Burke should have at least the decency to shut up, and spend more time reflecting on the terrible price they will be called to pay when they die.