More dopey – no, that’s not right – stupid and/or malevolent smears of Raymond Card. Burke have emerged. The catholic Left is absolutely unhinged by Card. Burke and will do anything to anyone, anything to undermine him. It must be his integrity that bothers them in their dreams at night.
You can see how the forces of the Left are coordinated.
Picking up where the loony piece at WaPo left off, there is an editorial in the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) about another hyper-liberal catholic outlet Commonweal (and HERE). They’ve lapped up the false narrative about Card. Burke somehow being in cahoots with Pres. Trump’s adviser Stephen Bannon.
Bannon and Burke met a few years back and, therefore, they are now conspiratorial political allies! For dumb! Again, how to explain the people who dream up this rubbish?
The remotest association is enough to condemn a person, it seems.
Let’s think of a few meetings and use their technique of smearing and character assassination like they do.
Christ consorted with unsavory types on the fringe of acceptable society. Therefore, Christ was in favor of cheating and extorting people of inflated taxes, etc.
Paul VI met with Idi Amin Dada. Therefore, Pope Paul approved of ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, and nepotism.
John Paul II kissed a Koran. Therefore, John Paul II was secretly a Muslim who probably would have approved of ISIS.
Benedict XVI met with – shudder – Barak Hussein Obama. Therefore, Benedict was a tireless promoter of abortion who condoned serial lying to the public about the ACA.
Pope Francis met with Robert Mugabe not once, but TWICE! Once, directly after Pope Francis’ inaugural Mass and again after the canonization of John XIII and the secret Muslim John Paul II. Therefore, Pope Francis collaborates with socialist tyrannical dictators, and condones anti-white racial discrimination, human rights abuses, and crimes against humanity.
And Card. Burke met with Stephen Bannon only ONCE! If Francis met with Mugabe twice… well.. think of the implications!
See? It’s obvious… and easy! I’ll bet you can do it do. You too could be a writers for the Fishwrap or Commenwelt!
This is all patently absurd, of course. But the Left, so desperate to seize and maintain power – and that is what this is all about – will stoop to depths so low that most of us with a clean conscience can’t grasp their duplicity.
Are there no depths to which the catholic Left won’t sink? Let’s hear from…
I am beneath you, but NOTHING is beneath me…
The catch phrase of the left.
The sad fact is that if there were a clear thinking, well intentioned, ardent senior ecclesiastic who wanted to, so much of this abhorrent reportage could be quelled.
But it seems that such an individual does not exist.
Chaos and discord by design.
And that says everything.
God bless Raymond Cardinal Burke.
If only he were the Pope instead of the present incumbent of the Papacy!
Think this is bad? The world media will go absolutely apoplectic if and when a fraternal correction comes down from the four Cardinals. (Why the delay, by the way? A benighted layperson.)
In any case, here is one for the historians among you. Regarding a fraternal correction, I assume but may be wrong that the focus of these in the tradition has been on doctrinal issues.
However, shouldn’t the tradition be extended to what’s covered in below article? After all, there’s a pretty thin line between what a Pope says about doctrinal issues and the application of his views on doctrine.
Fr. Z, you may not be feeling well but you still have your sense of humor based on “The Incredibles” piece.
[Slightly better today. I am still nowhere near recovered. Blech.]
“John Paul II kissed a Koran. Therefore, John Paul II was secretly a Muslim who probably would have approved of ISIS.” Wait, really? Curses! May his name be stricken from the monuments!
[Don’t forget the diptychs! Or, in case of inflation, the triptychs!]
“Again, how to explain the the people who dream up this rubbish?”
You’ve got me wanting to reread Chesterton’s Napoleon of Notting Hill! (The more things change, …)
In re Amin, don’t forget the cannibalism.
The media is so thoroughly discredited that for those Catholics who know who truly understand the lion that Cardinal Burke is, will pay no attention to there biased nonsense. Those that only read about Cardinal Burke in the MSM , matter not – so no need to lose sleep over it.