Monday, November 10, 2014

pope cleaning house


USA Today | In a move that reflects the loosening posture of the Vatican on major social issues, conservative U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke was removed by Pope Francis from yet another top post.
Burke, who has long been vocal about denying communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion, was dismissed as head of the Holy See's highest court and given the post of Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a largely ceremonial job overseeing charity to seniors.
At 66, Burke is considered young by church hierarchy standards. The dismissal is a set-back to his Vatican career as well as a clear message from Pope Francis to those not hewing to his progressive view of the Catholic Church.

3 comments:

BigDonOne said...

Wow! That dude looks straight out of Godfather 3.....

Constructive_Feedback said...

* The Secularists have vowed to remove the power that "The Church" has in compelling people to 'Vote Their Religious Sentiments', thus co-opting their "Secular Progressive Imperialist" romp through society

** When the SECULARISTS are pleased by an action of your church................

** STOP LOOKING AT THE SECULARISTS....

*** And focus your inspection on YOUR CHURCH, asking "What Is The Cost To THE CHURCH And Its INTEGRITY As It Seeks To Please The Secularists In An Attempt To Fill The Pews?"

CNu said...

Pope Francis has raised the bar on hysterical old self-haters - requiring them to set a Christ-like example rather than simply indulging the old funky proclivities. Somebody needs to tug Superintendent Earl Carter's sleeve since he's been waaaaaaay out of pocket for a minute now http://pimppreacher.com/post/102370759115/cogic-rev-earl-carter-believes-homosexuality-is-bad#_=_