As we approach the blessed and joyous feast of Our Saviour's Birth, it is unseemly to have to post about the current, ominous "investigation" into the Knights of Malta.
But I do so to ensure that Cardinal Burke is fairly represented and that his supporters know that whatever may appear in the mainstream or Vatican-directed press, there is ample reason to remain steadfast.
We cannot know for sure, of course, that Cardinal Burke is being targeted for retribution by the thugs of the Amoris Laetitia cabal oozing about the Vatican, but it sure smells. If retribution it is, remember it is for standing to witness for Christ Himself. For asking the pope to uphold the Church's teaching.
Anyway, Lifesite News posted this article, informing the faithful that the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta asked an official of the Knights to resign after learning this person was overseeing the distribution of contraceptives while in his post with the Knights. When thus confronted, he refused to resign and thus was sacked. This action of the leader of the Knights was supported by Cardinal Burke.
That's the story as reported.
If true, then not only would a Vatican-ordered discipline of Cardinal Buke reek of retribution for the Dubia, but it would require Francis to side with a person who violated his own oath of obedience to the order, and who, in violation of Church teaching, was acting in the name of a Catholic order to distribute gravely immoral items to the poorest of the poor.
For the record.
Merry Christmas-- I'm still praying for a Christmas miracle that Francis will uphold the faith and not break it over his pride.
And for the record, knowing that this blog has the reach of a gnat's arm, and for regardless of what good it will do, I want to say that if anyone comes after Cardinal Burke unjustly, I will make it my business to oppose him and to rally anyone in my reach to his defense.