Enough With The Interviews, Cardinal Burke!

Athanasius refuses to obey a heretical Pope. Is he in Schism? No. He is Catholic.

Lefebvre refuses to close a Seminary, or appoints new Bishops, because he needs to do so in order to keep safeguarding the integrity of the Church. Is he in Schism? No. He is Catholic.

Twenty (or fifteen, or eighteen) Cardinals refuse to go on with an apostate Pope, denounce his heresy and apostasy, and declare him deposed. Are they in Schism? No. They are Catholic.

You can never be in schism from the Truth you are protecting. If the pope is on the wrong side, it is no schism to be on the other one. On the contrary, it is the Pope who tries to carry almost the entire “institutional” Church in schism with him, in a process similar to what we have seen in the time of Athanasius.

Cardinal Burke tries to defend his inaction by stating that he does not want to cause a Schism. He is wrong. He should, if you ask me, rather say that the idea of living in a modest home, deprived of all rank fro the Vatican, and depending on the donations of the Catholics who side with Truth, is unsavoury to him.

Things have come to a point where even comparisons with Honorius pale in front of the brazeness of Jorge Bergoglio. If it made sense for Athanasius to just ignore the Pope and go his own way – something, I am sure, Burke would call a Schism, as Athanasius and Eusebius both appointed bishops with territorial competences, – this can certainly not be said of today, when a word whispered in the ear of the Francisbishop (that he better disappear, if he wants to remain in one piece; yes, in those times niceness was not a religion) has zero chances of working in real life.

Burke needs to condemn this Pope, with the support of no matter how many Cardinals (zero, or three dozen) can be found. He needs to do it firstly, because he said he would, and secondly, because he sends clear signals that he fully understands that Francis is a heretic and an apostate.

That Francis needed to correct his errors or be denounced is not something I invented. It is something he said himself. The situation is now even worse than after Amoris Laetitia, and it can be reasonably said that it is worse because of his inaction. Had the Dubia Cardinals followed on their clear threat, we would very likely not be at this point. The shepherds are waiting for the wolf to die whilst the sheep are slaughtered, and this is not what a shepherd is supposed to do.

Burke not only sees the gravity of the situation, but he regularly signals that he very well does so. The only thing he seems utterly unable to do is, actually, act.

God forbid, this one becomes the next Pope! Chances are that apostasy will spread everywhere within the Church and pachamamas will be spotted in countless churches in south america, whilst the man reassures us that he sees everything and does, as is his custom, nothing.

Enough with the interviews, Your Grace.

Apostasy has come to the very top.

Will you act?

Posted on November 11, 2019, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. No he won’t. He’s like all the others, no balls and worried about their pensions

  2. Yes, proving once again that talk is cheap. It is also cowardly. I agree, If the four dubia Cardinals had more we would now have a sizeable and recognized resistance movement “pope” Francis.

    • I am persuaded we would not have had any Pachamama nonsense in the first place. Francis only makes the next step when he has managed to get away with the former one.

  3. I have heard Raymond Leo(The Cowardly Lion, with hat tip to Louie Verrecchio) Cardinal Burke, reference the SSPX as in schism because they don’t agree with every jot & tittle of Vatican II, where there are Heresies being promoted.
    After the Dubia, Burke has been SILENT.

    What does he want, a guest shot on CMTV?

  4. Ultimately, these guys are all Vatican II men, which means the theology and principles that guide them are polluted and warped. To them, the solution often involves “going back to the Council” and they often try to cite those documents to support Catholic position. That’s like a doctor recommending poison to cure an illness.

    But perhaps better than going into all this is to pray that he grows in the virtue of fortitude.

  5. “Medicine of mercy” paragraph of JXXIII’s Gaudet Mater Ecclesiae: No more condemnation. No more anathemas. Cardinal Burke is merely putting this “teaching” into practice.

    This is simply Anglicanism.

  6. Mundabor, thank you for saying these things. However, I will point out that there is a Catholic Bishop who does say Bergoglio is a heretic and that he has lost his office, if he ever had it, for the sin of idolatry. It’s Bishop Gracida of Corpus Christi, Emeritus, but Catholic.

    The reason why no one cites him is because he is intentionally ignored by Bergoglians and by the pro Burke crowd who want no one to shine brighter than them. Gracida is also a WW2 veteran which makes him morally superior to nearly all the Bishops of the Church at present, except other vets, on that ground alone.

    • You are right, Gracida is the only one. I tend to ignore him – as most others – because he bases his statement on a procedural matter which I find counterproductive, impracticable, and very difficult to prove. If he decided to call for the Pope’s deposition for heresy he would have much more traction.
      Still: a great guy!

    • His position is a bit more canonical. You see according to canon 1364, he does not have to call for a deposition, he merely has to say that he has merited the penalty of the canon which is excomunication. He said that in October, when I petitioned him to make the statement, though admittedly it was in a letter to myself, which I published at https://fromrome.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/bishop-emeritus-of-corpus-christi-condemns-bergoglio-for-vatican-garden-rituals/

    • Gracida, you mean? Good for him. But then this, not the conclave, is the narrative that he should be pushing.

    • Yes, Gracida. Gracida confronts history with humility, he thinks everything should be examined because it is certain there is something seriously wrong with Bergoglio. He does not take a definitive position on any specific problem. I think that approach invites discussion first of all, and that is what he is trying to do with his brother bishops.

  7. Joseph D'Hippolito

    M, you must remember two things about Burke:
    1. Like his “brother bishops,” he’s nothing but a self-seeking careerist. This is why he won’t rock the boat. No matter that Francis rubbed his nose in excrement by expelling him from the Curia.
    2. Burke is a lot more effective when he has to deal with subordinates than superiors. Do some research on his role as St. Louis’ archbishop during a controversy concerning the finances of a Polish church in his see.

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