By Juan Carrillo, August 24, 2019
My Comments on YouTube clip by Steve Skojec 1peter5.com concerning Cardinal Maradiaga’s statement on Cardinal Burke:
My friend, your attempting to accuse Pope Francis, the Vicar of Christ, of heresy alongside Cardinal Burke. As you said it that the Pope is “shh a heretic”? Your claim that Pope Francis is a heretic is absurd. If for example Saint Suzy Q got a divorce from John Doe what is it of yours to sit and judge humanity and condemn men or women? Is this what you call traditional? Your setting is back to stoning, as in the primitive old Testament style? This is what Satan wants to set God’s Church back in reverse. The spirit of error is speaking through you and Burke and many others, very clearly.
Christ said go and sin no more to an adulterous woman! How can this be, also to love your enemy, how can this be? Your Christian duty to practice core essentials of love and forgiveness and not to adjudge yourself as being superior and so by your own accord you have a clear conscience upon approaching and ingesting the body of Christ?
My friend, get a Master of Theology and listen better, feel the love in the study with the heart as well as the brain. It sounds like your placing politics above Christianity and playing the US’s version of partisanship when it should not be amidst the purity of Christian values and the essential Vicar Shepherd. Burke played it like what your doing and he dismissed himself.
So I believe it’s epidemic non sense characteristic of, sorry to say, our American culture and should not. This is not traditional nor conservatism it is brain dead foolishness.
Further, above is my comment concerning Steve Skojec’s depiction of Cardinal Rodriguez Cardinal Maradiaga as not making it clear as to why Cardinal Burke was corrected. And rightly so. Anyone of a true Catholic nature can easily understand Cardinal Cardinal Maradiaga’s reasons below.
But still the scary part is that our political partisan game seems to want to thrust itself into the purity of the Catholic faith. We should never succumb to the irrational falsity of Americanized right wing pride and their warped version of conservatism and tradition. Leaving it in such hands is an abomination.
I would like to make note to editors to guard themselves against the taint of political culture in the USA and how it stems from partisanism. You have to know the core essentials of Christianity to see where Cardinal Maradiaga is coming from instead of personalizing and denying while standing firm to empty points. This pattern or pride is below the intentions of the words of Cardinal Cardinal Maradiaga. All you have to do is dissect his words properly to see the statement simply upholding Peter as the Teacher of the Church and the intentions depicted by Cardinal Burke to refer to him as heretic.
Bizarre indeed, a mix of political culture and mutual and spiritually dangerous agendas and implications. The spiritual dogma is uncompromising core Christian essentials for Church survival. Why is a “Cardinal” not oriented properly to this? Loyalty is to the tradition of the new seat of Moses, the Vicar of Christ and striving to see its meaning. How this proudful element, as said to characterize Burke, as the product of a poor man. This element is not US political cultural right or left, if so it is already spritual poverty in the works not just in Burke, but in the entire partisan battle that has the nerve to infiltrate even a CARDINAL, and onto mislead?
This is your real story; and not about upholding the pride of Burke, or Latins versus Anglo or nonsense like this. This is the higher point of Cardinal Maradiaga and your editorial outlook seems to have missed the Traditional Conservative message presented by him and upheld. There is a proper stance here that needs to be understood per “God’s” intentions as “Vicar of Christ”. But the nonsense is even able to make its way into your reporting on the scathing of Cardinal Burke. This seems to leave the room for the bias of American versus Central American etc. This is hardly the point versus defining Cardinal Maradiaga’s reasons as coming from core fundamentals of Catholicism.
This is the true essence of tradition, dogma and news worthy Catholic editorials, from this angle, instead of engaging in ego defensive diologue as in finding a middle ground between core Christianity and an idiots pride. You don’t do that, you simply defend the core in circumstances as given in this case. You don’t just go poison the Church. Remember you report to the “public”.
Per case by case but this one is clearly as corrected by Cardinal Maradiaga. What is it, a Latin trigger related to Pope Francis, an immigrant or a Mexican or a Latino. Read between the lines and you will find your self in this pathetic ball park that will be disproved every time by any Theological intellectual within and outside of the American Rightwing nonsense.
Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga announces as follows concerning American Cardinal Raymond Burke’s dismissal as a “disappointed man” upset over the loss of his power by fellow Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras. Finally here is his comment:
“That cardinal who sustains this,” Maradiaga said, referring to the criticism of Amoris, “is a disappointed man, in that he wanted power and lost it. He thought he was the maximum authority in the United States.
“He’s not the magisterium,” Maradiaga said, referring to the authority to issue official teaching. “The Holy Father is the magisterium, and he’s the one who teaches the whole Church. This other [person] speaks only his own thoughts, which don’t merit further comment.
“They are the words,” Maradiaga said, “of a poor man.”
Maradiaga also criticized conservative schools of thought in Catholicism, of which Burke is often seen as a symbol.
“These currents of the Catholic right are persons who seek power and not the truth, and the truth is one,” he said. “If they claim to find some ‘heresy’ in the words of Francis, they’re making a big mistake, because they’re thinking only like men and not as the Lord wants.
“What sense does it have to publish writings against the pope, which don’t damage him but ordinary people? What does a right-wing closed on certain points accomplish? Nothing!
“Ordinary people are with the pope, this is completely clear,” Maradiaga said. “I see that everywhere.
“Those who are proud, arrogant, who believe they have a superior intellect … poor people! Pride is also a form of poverty,” he said.
“The greatest problem, however, is the disorientation that’s created among people when they read affirmations of bishops and cardinals against the Holy Father,” he said.
Maradiaga called his fellow cardinals to loyalty.
“I think that one of the qualities we cardinals [should have] is loyalty,” he said. “Even if we don’t all think the same way, we still have to be loyal to Peter.”
Whoever doesn’t offer that loyalty, he said, “is just seeking attention.”