Saturday, November 8, 2014

Announcement: Cardinal Burke Dismissed

Edit: The announcement has been made. It's just appeared in the Vatican website. Cardinal Leo Burke will be assigned as Patron of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta and Dominique Mamberti will replace him at the Signatura.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, til now Nuncio to Australia, will take Mamberti's place in Stato, as Secretary of Relations with States.


  1. He is now more free to speak the truth.

    1. Perhaps. But it would have been meritorious to speak the truth in season and out, not just from a safe distance.

  2. In past times sending someone to Malta would have been an effective way of silencing them. Nowadays, with modern communications, that is no longer the case.

    His new post has been described as honorific and with no content. I wonder. Certainly the track record of the Order of Malta in England has been pretty lamentable in allowing the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth to diverge from Catholic ethics. There seems to be a split between those who want the Order to be faithful to its origins and those who would like it to become a purely secular club for grand people. I wonder if Cardinal Burke might not put some backbone back into these Knights.

  3. This is la terreur time,welcome in the NWO church, where there are many heads without necks and many necks without heads.....mala tempora currunt, hoc est tempus tacendi. God bless+

  4. Cardinal Burke is not alone...

    In the words of BRAVEHEART'S, William Wallace, "Unite us!"


    Who'll say Mass
    Assumption Feast?
    No longer done
    Said parish priest.

    Who will baptize
    Little one?
    More important

    The Catholic Faith
    Please teach my child?
    Not I, said nun born-

    Who will help
    Teach catechism?
    Don't call it that
    It sounds like schism.

    Who will hear
    My child confess?
    We're all forgiven

    Who will give
    The angels' Bread?
    Sue and Fred.

    Confirm my teens
    Their souls they're losing?
    That must be done
    Of their own choosing.

    So little mother
    Walked away
    Hating to
    Look bold.

    Never orphaned
    Clung to Cross
    Her gold.

    Then up above
    On mountain top
    A man in white
    He stood.

    Just one more Bishop
    Who'll try to stop...
    What's good.

    But Bishop lifted
    Up her Cross
    His sons helped
    Bear the weight.

    And Pilgrims in
    Progressive lands
    Continued in

    They handed down
    What they were taught
    Vocations now
    They flourish

    And others old
    Who loved new-thought
    Had only crust
    To nourish.

    But little mother
    Saw their tears
    Starving for
    What's true...

    Come in, come in,
    We've waited years...
    His Bread, for many,
    For you!!!

    1. Thank you very much, Long Skirts, for this and all your great expressions of the suffering Church.

  5. Cardinal Burke is a Catholic. The Pope doesn’t want any Catholic Cardinals in his service, because they are not of his One World Religion of Man.

    After all, you’re allowed to do and say anything you please, except Catholicism. If you practice Catholicism, you get the iron rod of vengeance and in the case of the SSPX, you get falsely “excommunicated.”

    God save the Church. May St. Michael the Archangel intercede for her and destroy Freemasonry!

    1. That's the simple obvious truth - but the vast majority refuse to acknowledge the truth.

    2. Because the Truth is not in them.

  6. The Church shall reap what she has sewn, infidelity! May it please God, I hope and pray, to bring upon her all the violations that our spouses have forced upon us and our children. May the Vatican be sacked, quite literally, and left to rot as we have been, after her violators have had their way with her and desecrated every inch of her, repeatedly, as our spouses, with the full cooperation of the Catholic Church, have done to our marriages. This is not anger. This is JUSTICE! My anger would be far, far less merciful.

    I was not a big fan of Burke's, as I have always found him too reserved. I am not moved to feel much for him. He could have done much more for contentious respondent spouses who defended their marriages. For me he had the tools but not the heart. Bye, Raymond. You got dumped, just as we did but your fall is not precipitous enough. You have the "golden parachute" many of us have not had.

    How I wish he could read this. He would likely know who it is from, unless his memory failed him.


    1. Karl, you have some serious issues, dude. When was the last time you made a good confession to a real priest? Maybe go on a solid Catholic retreat and make a good general confession. You sound like you are possessed. Dang!

    2. Anytime that Father Amorth would like to "check me out", he can come to me from Rome. He will have taken a "wild goose chase".

      He'll find lots of work among the clergy, especially in Rome.

      If honesty is possession, than, perhaps you have a point. But, my issues with the Church are very long standing and the Church is very, very guilty but refuses to address its transgressions.

      Dane, please pray for the Church, me and my family as well. That would be good. In fact, I am texting this from a 24/7 Adoration Chapel in the US am praying for my family, right now. That is the truth.


    3. The Church has made no transgressions nor is "very, very guilty;" she's immaculate. It's many people who appear in the Church, but are really sinners or excommunicate, who are "very, very guilty."

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    5. Please do not publish anonymous letters. They hide ...

    6. Tancred,

      You have done more harm with your censorship than, my guess is, you intened.

      I shall do my best to refrain from posting here. Thank you.


  7. From his recent "one of the saddest documents" speech, toward the end, he discussed Vatican II and that he was only a young man in minor seminary, I think he said, when it began and in seminary when it ended; he gave the impression he didn't know much about Vatican II, but is still convinced it must be in continuity with the pre-Vatican II Church.

  8. God help us and save us from Pope Francis!

  9. There is a petition to Thank Cardinal Burke for all he has done for the Church.

  10. Christ never left us ophans...Archbishop Lefebvre, a truly HEROIC Alter Christus, was also forced to pick up his cross in his mid-sixties and he did! Deo Gratias, Merci Marcel, the True Faith goes on in your Priestly Order of St. Pius X and me and mine will stick with these courageous Priests continuing to assist at the daily Sacrifice of the Mass ... so - "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"!!