The Next Attack Against Cardinal Burke

The Next Attack Against Cardinal Burke

“The Pope will not let himself be stopped by populists, but will go full speed ahead.”

[The fake news/conspiracy theories/hit pieces against His Eminence are going international. Will L’Osservatore Romano be the next venue?]

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred

(Lisbon) A concerted action seems to be taking place against Cardinal Raymond Burke. After the attacks of New York Times, Washington Post and La Nacion, yesterday followed the attack of the Portuguese daily, Publico.

There is hardly any chance of coincidence, especially since the tone and direction of leading media are the same in different countries.

“Burke. Orosto dos conservadores na luta contra o papa (Burke, the Conservative’s face in the struggle against the Pope)” is the title of a detailed article which Cardinal Burke is not portrayed as a legitimate opponent in important questions concerning the office of the incumbent Pope, but as a dangerous enemy of Francis, whose attempts to “modernize” has been hindered by “conservatives.”

Jason Horowitz threw the stone into the water in the New York Times when he created a connection between Cardinal Burke and the new US President Donald Trump. The connection exists only indirectly via Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, nevertheless the intention of the NYTimes article seems to be, namely, to form fronts.

Donald Trump is so hateful in left circles that anyone who has to address Trump is motivated by the same hatred. According to this logic, Pope Francis is on the side of the “good”. The Wallstreet Journal of 24 December saw him as the new leader of the global left after the leftist electoral defeat in the USA. Cardinal Burke, for whom Trump’s current chief strategist Bannon, as head of Breitbart News found a word of praise for him in 2014, must accordingly belong to the “axis of evil” with Trump. In this way, Horowitz has extended the anti-Trump struggle to the Catholic Church. An interest in this may be the United States, where Catholics are by far the largest religious community. Since the US is a world power and the Catholic Church is a world Church, Horowitz’s interference in internal church affairs leads to worldwide shocks.

Publico quoted the US-American [liberal] Vaticanist John Thavis as saying:

“The Vatican is based on tradition, and when the different parts of this tradition begin to conflict, it is a dangerous sign.”

The article is very Francis-friendly, whether it is Amoris laetitia or the Order of Malta, the blame is always pushed onto Cardinal Burke. The fact that Maltese internationally distributed contraception in emergency areas, including the abortion pill, is only known to the Portuguese daily, that a Vatican’s examination commission had declared that there was nothing to it. That the attacks against Cardinal Burke are not a coincidence due to a connection with US President Trump, was apparent in the first press conference of Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, reappointed by Pope Francis as Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta (see Boeselager Press Conference or How I educate the international press I attack Trump).

The concluding speech was given by Father Antonio Spadaro (2 + 2 = 5), Pope’s confidant, and the head of the Jesuit journal Civiltà Cattolica, who saw Pope Francis as a guard against populism, whose chief exponent was Donald Trump. Pope Francis will not be stopped by the populists (whether Trump or Burke, is the context) in his reforms: “He goes forward, and fast forward,” says Spadaro.

In the context of the Pope, some consultants seem to have taken an opportunity to see new alliances between the “Argentine” Church leadership and the mainstream of the Left.

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5 comments on “The Next Attack Against Cardinal Burke

  1. It makes an interesting syllogism.

    Steve Bannon is a scary boogieman for liberals.

    Cardinal Burke is a scary boogieman for liberals.

    Therefore, they must be part of the same far-right archconservative conspiracy to scare liberal queers who write for The Washington Post and The New York Times.

  2. In the casting for ” liberal queers ” The Vatican must be included! IMHO !

  3. And of course scanning today’s newsfeed – the Left is throwing Putin into the mix, saying Trump is merely a proxy for the big, bad Russian bear! Poor Vladimir Vladimirovich. Where’s the love for the ex-Commie? Would Francis treat his Latin American Marxist so shabbily? We live in strange times when political leftists are decrying Russia with McCarthyite fervor and ecclesiastical progressive are calling for total papal obeisance!

  4. This just in from a high-ranking mole in Opus Dei: Vladimir Putin sends the orders to Steve Bannon in a Cracker Jack’s box delivered from the Russian embassy in DC by UPS. Bannon relays the microfilm to Cardinal Burke by diplomatic pouch who sends the orders out through the Knights of Malta who have secret agents in every Little Sisters of the Poor convent in America. They brainwash the alt-right nationalists in “red states” against climate change hysteria, homo sex, condoms, and global socialism to the outrage of the Illuminati puppets at The Washington Post and The New York Times (who just can’t find enough homos to slow down global warming).

    Don’t be surprised if Saul Alinsky followers among the leftist dorks and Obama holdouts in the CIA leak some of Bannon’s telephone calls.

  5. What? Oh, the former U.S. president was a Commie???
    And so was the anti-Christian low-estrogen hag running on the Democratic ticket this year?

    Confused? So who is really trying to destroy American democracy again?

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