Skip to comments.ABC Falsely Reports Pope Removed “Outspoken Critic of Abortion” From Vatican Court
Posted on 12/17/2013 4:18:33 PM PST by Morgana
Tuesdays Good Morning America simply didnt have its facts straight in their rush to portray Pope Francis as a crypto-liberal.
Amy Robach hyped that the pontiff removed an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage from a powerful post within the Church. Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke was head of the Vaticans highest court. Robach then asserted that this move is seen as reinforcing the Popes vision for a more inclusive church.
However, Cardinal Burke is still the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura the equivalent of the Supreme Court for the Catholic Church. The Pope actually declined to renew the Wisconsin natives membership on a different consultative body at the Vatican the Congregation for Bishops. [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]
Robachs news brief is in the same vein as Time magazines recent Person of the Year cover story about the Bishop of the Rome, where writers Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias. Chua-Eoan and Dias contended that supposedly, in a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors.
CBS This Morning one of Good Morning Americas Big Three competitors has also given wild, left-leaning spin about the pontiff. Correspondent Charlie DAgata trumpeted that Francis was one of the most progressive popes in modern times during a September 13, 2013 report. Over a month earlier, his colleague Dean Reynolds bizarrely wondered if the Pope was breaking with the Vatican due to his widely-misrepresented who am I to judge? reply about people with homosexual attractions.
In a Monday post, Thomas Peters of CatholicVote.orgs American Papist blog took aim at the hyperventilating speculation about Pope Francis move with regard to Cardinal Burke. ABCs misleading reporting about the change is just the latest example of what Peters called attention to.
The transcript of Amy Robachs news brief from Tuesdays Good Morning America on ABC:
AMY ROBACH: Well, a new shakeup at the Vatican Pope Francis has removed an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage from a powerful post within the Church. Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, was head of the Vaticans highest court. Well, this move is seen as reinforcing the Popes vision for a more inclusive church. Today, he spent his 77th birthday visiting with the homeless.
More commie puke propaganda.
So the pope is a Liberal?
Saddam has simply "not been renewed" as leader of our country.
The statement above is true and is correct reporting.
But it says he WAS head of the Vatican’s highest court. That is false. The reporting is false.
ABC is wrong again......why do people even bother to read or listen to the lamestream media?
The author should be ashamed of his biased journalism for not even mentioning Donna Wuerl.
Is Rorate Caeli wrong? Is Vatican Insider wrong? Is LifeSite News wrong? Is Fr Z wrong?
Donna Wuerl is the Queen of the above Bishops and Pope Francis personally picked him to help vet future bishops.
Wuerl is diametrically opposed to Cardianl Burke in terms of holding up Canon law. I think this Pope is also adverse to upholding Canon law.
AS usual, they got their facts wrong. Cardinal Burke remains head of the highest court and hold numerous other positions The pope reduced the size of an advisory council, and installed the American who is in charge of the new Anglican use project in the USA.
How much you want to be he loses them all after the next Gang of Eight meeting?
I doubt it Thats not how things happen in the Vatican house of mirrors.
The right is not hyperventilating to note that three prelates who insist on orthodoxy in action as well as words were removed from the Congregation for Bishops while Wuerl was added.
My parish is in the Archdiocese of Washington. Having seen him up close and personal, I can tell you, he talks a good game, but many of his actions (and failures to act) undermine orthodoxy in the Church.
He makes Cardinal McCarrick look like a saint.
It’s been happening since his election. He’s on a mission to “make a mess” out there! Look at Fr. Volpi! Look at Monsignor Battista Ricca!
Pope Benedict lamented the “filth” in the Church. Pope Francis embraces it!
Does anyone actually think Pope Francis would hold it against a Bishop for denying Communion to pro-abort politicians?
Knee-jerk reactions drive me nuts.