It’s Official: Cardinal Burke is Out!

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Michael Sean Winters: The demotion is unprecedented, and completely warranted: Cardinal Burke’s influence at the Vatican has been crushingly backward looking!!

Via: The National anti-Catholic Reporter

In this morning’s Bolletino, the announcement makes it official: Cardinal Raymond Burke has been named Patron of the Order of Malta. Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, currently the Vatican’s “foreign minister,” will replace +Burke as prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. The position of Patron of the the Order of Malta is usually given to a retired cardinal, or as a second task to an active cardinal. It has almost no responsibilities. The demotion is unprecedented, and completely warranted: Cardinal Burke’s influence at the Vatican has been crushingly backward looking, and that influence has resulted in some unhappy appointments. The downside of the appointment? By giving him a job with no real duties, +Burke will be free to make more speeches and give more interviews.

http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/its-official-cardinal-burke-out

Related: Cardinal Burke’s removal from Apostolic Signatura offically announced – Hard-line US cardinal loses another Vatican job!

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0ed9efc1de134199975dc42b75750590/hard-line-us-cardinal-loses-another-vatican-job

Pope Francis rumored to ‘cherish a personal dislike’ for Cardinal Burke!

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.ca/2014/11/exile-of-cardinal-burke-draws-nearer.html

Free at last: Burke put in an honorific job at 66

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/11/free-at-last-burke-put-in-honorific-job.html

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