Well, Father Z notes that the gauntlet has been well and truly cast down:
Card. Burke has now offered a bit more on that response. Mind you, there was nothing wrong with his response, other than the fact that he responded to a hypothetical, which, as I mentioned before, is a dicey move.
At CNA we find this:
What Cardinal Burke really said about ‘resisting’ Pope Francis
Cardinal Raymond Burke said he was “responding to a hypothetical situation” when he stated that he would resist any possible move by Pope Francis away from Catholic doctrine.
“I simply affirmed that it is always my sacred duty to defend the truth of the Church’s teaching and discipline regarding marriage,” Cardinal Burke told CNA Feb. 9.
“No authority can absolve me from that responsibility, and, therefore, if any authority, even the highest authority, were to deny that truth or act contrary to it, I would be obliged to resist, in fidelity to my responsibility before God.”
That’s it. He has made clearer – for the less agile of mind and for the muckrackers – what he said.
I, however, am still waiting for those professional and perennial Pope resistors at Fishwrap to embrace Card. Burke as their new model.
Go here to read the rest. All those who wish to transform the Church into an Anglican Church writ large are now on notice that they will be in for a fight.