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4 Responses to Cardinal says Church under Francis like rudderless ship

  1. LNR says:

    The greatest thing of Pope Francis’ papacy has been a new direction.

    He is returning the church to more correct interpretation of scripture making it relevant in the modern world.

    We are being strongly steered away from the ancient doctrine that was developed as matters of convenience and not based on scripture.

    Cardinal Burke may see the church wandering away from a church that controlled it’s members by fear and restriction of privileges to one that follows the essential message of Christ to love one another, but Pope Francis seems to have a firm grip on that rudder much to the concern of the conservative faction of church hierarchy who greatly benefit from the status quo.

  2. Jack says:

    So Cardinal Burke does not want to be the face of opposition to Pope Francis and says he respects the “petrine ministry”!

    How odd.

    Everything he’s said so far suggests he is the face of opposition, but from within the Church.

    What positive statement has the Cardinal made about Pope Francis and his pontificate? I don’t recall one.

    He has to face he is the opposition to the unifying ministry of the Papacy and if he doesn’t want to be seen as the opposition he least he needs to do is say nothing.

    This chap lives in another world; lace surplices, long capes, fancy copes and a prestiged lifestyle. I doubt he’s read nor prayed with what’s now an ancient Vatican II document, Gaudium et Spes; the Church in the Modern World.

    The first paragraph reads: “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts. For theirs is a community composed of men. United in Christ, they are led by the Holy Spirit in their journey to the Kingdom of their Father and they have welcomed the news of salvation which is meant for every man. That is why this community realizes that it is truly linked with mankind and its history by the deepest of bonds.”

    The Holy Father has given Cardinal Burke the opportunity to work with him. He hasn’t and it’s time for the Cardinal to move aside.

  3. Bil says:

    A ship without a rudder can still move. A ship with archaic anchors like Cardinal Burke is destined to go nowhere. Exactly where the church has been going for decades.

  4. Lynne Newington says:

    I wouldn’t want to be on either.

    I just like plain sailing with full force of the wind of justice setting me on course. too much to ask these days with the present maintenance crews.