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Monday, February 16, 2009

English Cardinal Snubs Pope Over Latin Mass

(Telegraph) - Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has refused to allow Archbishop Raymond Burke, one of the Vatican's most senior prelates, to celebrate the traditional Latin Mass at Westminster Cathedral in June, according to authoritative reports.

The Latin Mass Society had asked Archbishop Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and a former Archbishop of St Louis, to celebrate its annual solemn Mass. He had accepted. Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, who is the bishop of Westminster Cathedral, has now reportedly forced the LMS to rescind the invitation.

Archbishop Burke, one of the Pope's right-hand men, is now welcome to take part in the ceremony but not to celebrate, I gather. This news is hardly credible - yet I have it on impeccable authority. I'm profoundly dismayed that the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales should take this step, at a time when Pope Benedict's enemies are trying to sabotage his liturgical reforms....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As the Modernist Rebellion goes into full swing, the latest episode involves an English cardinal, and one of the pope's most favored archbishops. His Excellency Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of Saint Louis, and current Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, is widely known to celebrate the extraordinary form of the mass upon invitation, and was instrumental in the implementation of the pope's motu proprio liberalizing it's use. So Carindal Murphy-O'Conner's withdraw of the invitation, for Burke to celebrate the extraordinary form at Westminster, should not be seen as anything personal toward Burke, but rather a direct stab at Pope Benedict XVI. The cardinal's actions are designed to make a statement here. The pope is under attack by Modernists all over Europe, and around the world, for just about every little thing imaginable now. This is becoming a full scale revolt the likes of which not seen since the Protestant Reformation nearly five-hundred years ago. Cardinal Murphy-O'Conner is posturing himself, and his diocese to stand against this pope, and with the Modernists. Until the cardinal clarifies his action in a credible and reasonable way, that's how it should be interpreted.