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01-30-2015, 05:04 AM #1
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01-30-2015, 04:37 PM #2
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omg i lol'ed so hard.
01-30-2015, 10:54 PM #3
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First I lol'd, then I blink.gif So much hatred coming from the religious community. It is quite shocking really.

Quote:Meanwhile, the pro-dickishness wing of the Church has not shied away from criticizing Francis. Here’s Cardinal Burke:


American Cardinal Raymond Burke, the feisty former archbishop of St. Louis who has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda, likened the Roman Catholic Church to “a ship without a rudder” in a fresh attack on the pope’s leadership.

In an interview with the Spanish Catholic weekly Vida Nueva, published Thursday (Oct. 30), Burke insisted he was not speaking out against the pope personally but raising concern about his leadership.

“Many have expressed their concerns to me. At this very critical moment, there is a strong sense that the church is like a ship without a rudder,” Burke said.

“Now, it is more important than ever to examine our faith, have a healthy spiritual leader and give powerful witness to the faith.”

Burke is the current head of the Vatican’s highest court known as the Apostolic Signatura, but he said recently he is about to be demoted. There is speculation he will be made patron of the Order of Malta, a largely ceremonial post.

“I have all the respect for the Petrine ministry and I do not want to seem like I am speaking out against the pope,” he said in the interview. “I would like to be a master of the faith, with all my weaknesses, telling a truth that many currently perceive.”

“They are feeling a bit seasick because they feel the church’s ship has lost its way,” he added.

The metaphor of a ship without a rudder is especially inapt. Francis’ actions have been the very opposite of rudderless, and that’s precisely what Burke and his fellow reactionaries object to. The Church under Francis is not drifting, rather it is moving steadily in a direction to which Burke objects.

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01-31-2015, 02:11 AM #4
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Religious people are sooo funny lmao.gif

Good one ocker
01-31-2015, 04:24 PM #5
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