08 November 2014

In Case You Missed the Message from the Pope to You

Are you a believing Catholic? Do you pray for the grace to stand firm in the faith? Do you love the Mass, the catechism, and scripture?

Well, don't forget the secondary message from the Holy Father included in the demotion of Cardinal Burke today:

YOU are demoted. There is no longer any need for YOUR outdated piety in the governance of the Church. YOU are exiled to the very margins.

Brought to you as a public service from Saint Louis Catholic, in the service of the Holy See.

Just in case you missed it, that is.


thetimman said...

Great quote from my lovely wife when she read this post: "You're an old crank."

Coming up on 25 years, friends. Love that woman.

JBQ said...

Very troubling.

M. Prodigal said...

I did not miss the message; got it pretty early on in this pontificate. It is a nightmare. This must be a little of what the faithful endured after the Council with the Holy Sacrifice giving way to the protestant (yes, valid) novus ordo and all that they knew and held dear and they themselves held up to ridicule. And how did all that modernizing work out? Millions left religious life and the Church, parishes still closing by the hundreds all over the world.

David L Alexander said...

I am not a Catholic for any priest, bishop, or pope, but for Our Lord, and because it is the Truth. What any man thinks of me personally, even if he be the Holy Father, is of little consequence under heaven. Maybe that's why I'm not feeling pushed to the margins of late, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

I have become aware that a number of young, fervent priests are very discreetly agreeing with each other simply to pray that Pope Francis will resign. No disobedience, no dissent, no judgment, no mischief here; just prayer. Perhaps others wish to add their prayers to this effort. Because it is so very discreet, it is hard to get very much information about it. I, for one, would like to know if there is a particular prayer that is being used for this, or is there a particular moment in the day (perhaps an added intercession at Vespers?) or any other detail. If anyone knows more about this, please post here. Suffering Catholic

Andrew said...

Important to remember that the Prefects of the Apostolic Signatura are normally transferred out anywhere from 1-10 years. Cardinal Burke served 6 years and only one other man has served that long in the last 30 years. You have to go back to the 60's to find someone who served longer than 6 years.

In other words, it's a normal rotation and Burke served longer than most.

Besides he is now head of one of the most well-connected, wealthiest and most important groups in the world and he is free to do as he wants. It sounds like a dream job. My hope is that he continues to speak out as he has done. I'm sure he will.


Anonymous said...

This should be re-entitled:
Explaining Pope Francis:

(check out parts II and III also)

"Jesus Loves You",

Anonymous said...

David L Alexander said...
David, that is one of the best statements I have heard and it is indeed inspiring!