Cardinal Burke disagrees with Pope Francis: “Traditional ritual is no exception”

cardinal burkeNovember 25, 2016

(Rome) Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke disagrees with Pope Francis: “The traditional Roman rite is no exception”.

On November 10 came in Italy, the new Pope’s book “In your eyes is my word” (Nei tuoi occhi è la mia parola) in bookstores. Edited it was the Pope’s confidant Father Antonio Spadaro SJ, head of the Roman Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica. The book mainly contains texts of sermons and speeches that Jorge Mario Bergoglio had held before his election as Pope as archbishop of Buenos Aires.

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Part of the book is also a detailed, current interview. Spadaro also asked the Pope about the “Latin Mass”. In reply, Francis said that the traditional form of the Roman Rite was “just an exception for nostalgics.” The complete passage of the book reads:

“The Latin Mass? “Only one exception,” the Pope said clearly: “Pope Benedict has made a proper and generous gesture to meet a certain mentality of some groups and persons who had nostalgia and moved away,” underlined Bergoglio, by coming from the Tridentine Fair , Which was introduced by Ratzinger in 2007 with the motu proprio for all priests who want to celebrate them. , But it is an exception. ”

Cardinal Burke: “No exception. The motu proprio of Benedict XVI suffices. to read”

Yesterday, the eminent US American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke responded to this statement by the Pope. In an interview with the Internet newspaper La Fede Quotidiana (FQ) of the Cardinal Patronus of the Order of Malta, which is one of the four cardinals have brought the controversial post-synodal Letter Amoris laetitia tribulation said that Pope Francis with Dubia (doubt):

FQ: In the new book by Father Spadaro “In your eyes is my word” called Pope Francis the traditional Roman rite an “exception”. What do you think about this?

Cardinal Burke: That he is no exception. He is the Mass of the Church of all times and therefore he can not be overthrown and has equal dignity. For the rest, it is sufficient for the motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI. Which is unambiguous.

The Spokesman of the Jesuit Epistle, Father Spadaro SJ, has presented a new book in Italian. “In Your Eyes is My Word” In this book, Pope Francis is also consulted on the traditional form of the Roman Messritus. (Review of Catholic Information) He replied,

“The Latin Mass?, only one exception. Pope Benedict has made a proper and generous gesture to meet a certain mentality of some groups and persons who had nostalgia and who were distant. “It is astonishing that the Pope speaks here of a group in the Church of Jesus Christ who had nostalgia Distant and outraged that he had here mended with the term “nostalgia” believers in the Church who want to live the reform of the reform and thus correspond to the image of Ecclesia semper reformanda. But first we have to ask what is meant by nostalgia? The term nostalgia is composed of the ancient Greek words νόστος, nóstos (return, homecoming, journey) and άλγος, algos (pain, grief, suffering) and means home-sickness or longing for old and valued values. The term, however, also describes how all words that end on “algie” end a medical disease, without affecting causal medical causes. The symptoms of nostalgia have been described for the first time in the dissertation “medica de nostalgia”, published by Johannes Hofer 1688 at the University of Basel. Nostalgia is not a present moment, but it seeks to restore a lost balance. In a specific case, the lost balance seeks nothing less than the highest form of the worship of worship, the bloodless repetition of Christ’s cross-head in the Holy Mass, with the adoration of the Almighty, to give form to the Most High.

The Pope says that Pope Benedict XVI has put this … gesture to meet a certain mentality of some groups and persons. This statement must also irritate, since the mentality can also be the most sublimate form of a subjective ideology. If, however, a subjective ideology had been the true background of the desire for the introduction of the Tridentine Mass, Benedict would never have given up his muto proprio, indeed he could never have given it up. The true aim of the muto proprio was not a miracle act for outsiders beyond the liturgical mainstream, but it marks the way to the search for the highest form of worshiping God, a goal which we are committed as Christians because we know and acknowledge that we are Are sinners. By the way, Benedict begins his letter with the words: The care of the Popes has always been to the present day that the Church of Christ of the Divine Majesty presents a worthy cult, “to the praise and glory of His name” and “to blessing all His holy ones Church”.

If the words handed down in the Book of Father Spadaro were to be true and reflect the papal opinion, the Pope splits the Church, at the point at which believers seek the deepest form of divine worship. Affected by this division are also his predecessors, who represented a different affair of the rite and its significance.