Cardinal Slams 'Revolutionary' Pope

Cardinal Slams 'Revolutionary' Pope

The Pope's ruthless attack on the traditional Latin Mass has been slammed as a “severe and revolutionary action” by Cardinal Raymond Burke. The leading authority on Roman Catholic canon went on to state that the apparent “grave evil” seen by the Pope in the Latin Mass meant that the Pope’s new restrictions signal the “ultimate elimination” of the traditional liturgy. 

Cardinal Burke expressed how he joined many Catholics “in their sentiments of profound sorrow” at the “severity of the discipline” found in Traditionis Custodes, declaring that he himself has an “intense bond” with the Latin Mass, or Usus Antiquior (UA). 

Burke, a former Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, noted that contrary to the Pope’s depiction of devotees of the ancient liturgy fostering a rejection of the Church, they are fervent in their devotion to the Pope and the hierarchy.  

“From whence comes the severe and revolutionary action of the Holy Father?” questioned Burke. He noted the Pope’s own public reasons for restricting the traditional liturgy: namely the 2020 bishops’ survey on the Latin Mass, conducted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), and the “opinion” of that same Congregation. It was supposedly the results of this questionnaire, which have yet to be publicly revealed, that prompted Francis to write about the “situation that preoccupies and saddens me.” 

However, Cardinal Burke questioned the weight given to the survey, demanding that since it played such a significant part in formulating Traditionis Custodes, the results should be made public. “It would seem essential that the results of the consultation be made public, along with the indication of its scientific character.” The 73-year-old prelate also queried whether the advertised “opinion” of the CDF did in fact reflect “the consultation of those with the greatest knowledge of the faithful devoted to the UA?” 

As highlighted by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2007, Burke recalled how the Latin Mass was “never juridically abrogated.” Nor is it permitted for a Pope to pretend to wield “absolute power” and thus to “eradicate a liturgical discipline.” Rather, the power enjoyed by the Roman Pontiff is only that which is “necessary to defend and promote the doctrine and discipline of the Church,” and hence cannot be misused to attack that same faith. 

That, of course, would be the proper position, if the Church was in the hands of a genuine Christian Pope. But, as we can now all see, the homosexualist liberal clique which has seized control of the Vatican is most definitely not genuinely Christian. Just like the government of the United States, the Roman Catholic Church has suffered a coup d'etat and is now run by the forces of the Dark One.