Cardinals Burke, Pell officially removed from Congregation for Divine Worship

Vatican makes it official: the two prelates, known for their Catholic orthodoxy and strongly pro-life and pro-marriage stances, replaced by progressives
Cardinal George Pell (Patrick Craine / LifeSiteNews)

Cardinal George Pell (Patrick Craine/LifeSiteNews)

The following comes from a November 23 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien:

Cardinals Raymond Burke and George Pell will not remain members of the Congregation for Divine Worship, the Vatican has confirmed in a list of the liturgical office’s new members.

Burke and Pell are known for their Catholic orthodoxy and strongly pro-life and pro-marriage stances. Burke is one of the four cardinals who has formally requested that Pope Francis clarify whether Amoris Laetitia is at odds with Catholic moral teaching. After the cardinals’ request went unanswered for two months, the cardinals went public with their concerns. Burke has said cardinals will need to make a “formal act of correction” if Pope Francis doesn’t clarify the serious errors related to the exhortation.

The Congregation for Divine Worship’s new list of members can be seen here. The office’s membership was recently gutted, with numerous progressives appointed as replacements.

Cardinal Robert Sarah is the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship. Sarah has fearlessly opposed gender ideology and urged priests and bishops to more closely follow the rubrics of the Ordinary Form of the Mass by facing ad orientem instead of versus populum.

In a last-minute change, Pope Francis recently spoke instead of Sarah at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Rome.

Sarah then backed out of a prominent speaking engagement in which he had confirmed his participation multiple times.

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  1. Church Approved Messages of Our Lady of Akita, Japan

    “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God.”

    continued….

    • continued…Church Approved Messages of Our Lady of Akita, Japan

      “The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them. Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved.”

      • Head of Greek Bishops Accuses Four Cardinals of Heresy, Apostasy, & Schism – OnePeterFive

        http://www.onepeterfive.com/head-greek-bishops-accuses-four-cardinals-heresy-apostasy-schism/

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        • Helpful teaching responses taken from One Peter Five’s article: Head Greek Bishops Accuses Four Cardinals of Heresy, Apostasy, & Schism

          Fr. RP Barbara • a day ago
          Modernism itself is a form of intellectual dishonesty as one has to intentionally avoid logical reasoning in order to maintain a modernist position. Notice that all of the Four Cardinals’ detractors avoided the actual questions they raised? Notice that they all formulated arguments that are literally illogical and intentionally avoid the Object of the opposing position? That is intellectual dishonesty at work and it is a feature of Modernism.

          http://www.onepeterfive.com/head-greek-bishops-accuses-four-cardinals-heresy-apostasy-schism/

        • Your Fellow Catholic says:

          Just so y’all understand what “church approved” messages mean here. It means that there is nothing in the message that is obviously contrary to the Faith. But it does not mean the Church vouches for the truth of the message itself.

          • The Church does not vouch for the truth of your comments.

          • Your Fellow Catholic says:

            Yes it does: its in the Catechism under private revelations

          • Thank you, Ski Ven! As predictable as ever, slave-like hostages to the devil will always fear the Woman who crushes the head of the serpent.

          • Antiphon. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

            V. O Mary, conceived without sin. R. Pray for us who have recourse to you.

          • Your Fellow Catholic says:

            Catechism Paragraph 67:
            67 Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.
            Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also…

        • The Orthodox have always accepted divorce and remarriage — up to two divorces I think — so they seem to have a “horse in this race” if you know what I mean.

  2. Burke and Sarah are “bad boys”. It appears our Holy Father is applying a bit of his own fraternal correction!

  3. hosemonkey says:

    And so it goes. Francis is using the same tactic that Obama is using to gut our military, fire all the warriors and replace them with lapdogs and yes-men.

  4. This is the beginning of the end of papacy. The oriental and eastern churches are already acting on this. They have their own diocese ‘ s all over the world hiding behind the excuse of culture and ethnicity. It’s a matter of time and they will opt out. Their motto is to rule and not to serve
    (Edavaka Bharanam ) as they call in malayalam.

    • Larry Northon says:

      The papacy will not end until the world does. Christ promised he would build his Church upon the rock of Peter and that he would be with the Church until the end of time.

      • Steve Phoenix says:

        Yes, Larry, but Matt. 16:18 (“Upon this rock, I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”) presents a question:

        Was Our Lord referring to the papacy and Peter being unprevailed against, or the Church? Peter is a masculine noun (πέτρος, petros) but Jesus uses a different noun “upon this rock (πέτρα, petra) ” that is feminine and may refer to the Church, which is in fact another feminine noun appearing in Matthew, ἐκκλησία (ekklesia) one two other occasions. (Usually Mt uses “kingdom of heaven” βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν).

        I am not sure the papacy is guaranteed to last until the end of time: the ἐκκλησία (ekklesia) however certainly shall withstand hell’s jaws, come what may.

        • Steve Phoenix says:

          And as Romulus A observes, when the present occupant of Peter’s Chair makes statements of such extreme obsequious condolence (“sorrow” to Raul Castro and the Cuban regime—Raul Castro, whom he calls ‘your Excellency’—-????: What? Two of the greatest hitherto living murderers in the world?), the end must be much nearer than we thought possible for the papacy.

          https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2016/11/26/pope-francis-expresses-sorrow-castros-death/

          • Larry Northon says:

            “Christ as recorded by Matthew may in fact be referring to ekklesia, the Church, which shall never be prevailed against; perhaps not to Petrine primacy and the papacy.” No, I’m sorry. The Church will never be prevailed against BECAUSE it is founded upon Kepha, whose name used to be Shimon; just like a house founded upon rock instead of sand. Remove the Kepha and the Church crumbles.

        • Larry Northon says:

          Jesus was not speaking Greek. He was speaking Aramaic, in which the word for “rock” is “kepha.” It doesn’t change for gender. The Greek word must be masculine when referring to a man, and feminine when referring to a rock because of grammatical rules. In fact, Christ changed his name from Shimon-Bar-Yona to Kepha, because he was to be the “kepha” on which the Church is built. There is no dichotomy.

          • Steve Phoenix says:

            Wrll put: so the point remains, in the NT Greek, Christ as recorded by Matthew may in fact be referring to ekklesia, the Church, which shall never be prevailed against; perhaps not to Petrine primacy and the papacy.

            In fact, we believe the Church shall not be prevailed against. As to the papacy, I know of no Denzinger Index doctrine that requires us to believe the same of it.

            And this papacy is fueling a credible likelihood of its terminal status. No, I don’t wish for that outcome: but, “Can ye not discern the signs of the times?”

  5. Taken from Rorate Caeli website – EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in defense of the Four Cardinals

    By Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    Special to Rorate Caeli
    November 23, 2016

    http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

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    • continued

      EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in defense of the Four Cardinals

      NB: The following post was submitted to Rorate Caeli today by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider. We not only allow but encourage all traditional media and blogs to reprint this post and carry his critical message far and wide. Also: We know for a fact there are other prelates possessing both the true Faith and real backbone. You cardinals and bishops may also take advantage of our global readership by submitting your defense of the Four Cardinals here on Rorate. We urge you to do so.

      http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

  6. Romulus Augustus says:

    This is no shock folks we all knew it would come down to this, His Grace Cardinal Burke will like I have said many times go down as a martyr and saint of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, Francis can do as he pleases but Francis will NEVER NEVER destroy the True Mass of All Times. Oh good and Holy Raymond Burke Prince of the Church and defender of the Holy Faith do not give up for many are praying for you and your defense of the Traditional Latin Mass.

  7. Romulus Augustus says:

    Schneider is a wonderful bishop who offers the Mass of All Times everywhere he goes, only a few brave MEN such as he who will stand up against the reign of terror coming from Rome, I love Cardinal Burke and pray for him always this is a true Prince of the Church and will be destroyed by Rome, how ironic just 50 years ago this man would have been lauded in the defense of the Holy Faith, my my look how far we have come, breaks my heart.

  8. Romulus Augustus says:

    Please Cal Catholic don’t censor the comments here about this pope, when all is said and done and this papacy comes to a bitter end you would have the proud knowledge having let us tell the truth about this Marxist-Leninist from Argentina, so please I beg let the comments come in and print them!

  9. Cardinal Burke apparently does not know how to work in a bureaucracy like the Church. Sometimes timing is everything!

  10. Cardinal Burke as a martyr? Doesn’t that require him dying directly because of his faith? Perhaps criticized, perhaps scorned, but martyred?? Who, pray tell, might do that deed??

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