Cardinal Burke disagrees with Pope Francis: “Traditional ritual is no exception for nostalgics”
[Hat-tip and Google translation of Kardinal Burke widerspricht Papst Franziskus: „Überlieferter Ritus ist keine Ausnahme“ to PewSitter]
November 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.
Pope Franziskus: “Only an exception for nostalgics”
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 who were distant,” emphasized Bergoglio, by speaking of the Tridentine Mass , 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.