Cardinal Burke Criticizes Benedict XVI’s Resignation | GloriaTV

 “It was not a good thing for the Church to lose its universal shepherd”, Cardinal Raymond Burke has commented on the resignation of Benedict XVI, “There is a certain feeling among many Catholics that their father abandoned them.”

Talking to the Macau newspaper O Clarim (December 15) Burke expressed his hopes that papal resignations will not become a common practice.

The cardinal concedes that at the time of his resignation Pope Benedict had reached a certain age, “but certainly he was in full possession of his faculties.”

He is not convinced by the argument that Benedict was no longer able to travel or bear many audiences, “Who says that the pope has to travel or that he has to receive so many people? I think it is necessary to re-examine the substance of the Petrine office.”

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6 Replies to “Cardinal Burke Criticizes Benedict XVI’s Resignation | GloriaTV”

  1. Scoop Post author

    Yes his resignation has brought great evil upon the Church; an interesting comparison to Dante BTW.

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    • Philip Augustine

      Thanks, Dante’s work is one of the Catholic great masterpieces.

      I am interested in reading Philip Lawler’s book on Pope Francis that comes out later in February. It appears from reviews that much of his opinion of Pope Francis mirrors my own. Lawler has done all that he can to give the Pope the benefit of the doubt but time after time he is made the fool. Even now, I’ve read several articles where the pope seems to be pushing orthodox positions, but again, I am waiting for the slight of hand.

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      • Scoop Post author

        I hate to say it but I think Francis merely uses orthodox positions to deceive and to give himself more credibility. I don’t think he believes it but uses it as a tool for his own ends.

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  2. Philip Augustine

    Thanks, Dante’s work is one of the Catholic great masterpieces.

    I am interested in reading Philip Lawler’s book on Pope Francis that comes out later in February. It appears from reviews that much of his opinion of Pope Francis mirrors my own. Lawler has done all that he can to give the Pope the benefit of the doubt but time after time he is made the fool. Even now, I’ve read several articles where the pope seems to be pushing orthodox positions, but again, I am waiting for the slight of hand.

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    • Scoop Post author

      I think we are increasing becoming more wary of this Pope. It takes some folks longer than others but as time goes on his crowds get smaller and his opponents are growing.

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