Francis was asked June 7 why he chose to live in the Vatican hotel rather than the fancier Apostolic Palace where his predecessors lived. "If I was living alone, isolated, it wouldn't be good for me," he told students of Jesuit schools. "A professor asked me the same question, 'Why don't you go and live there (in the papal apartments)'? And I replied: 'Listen to me professor, it is for psychiatric reasons.'"
Psychiatric reasons??? Is he insinuating that solitude would drive him crazy? Wonder what the Desert Fathers would say to that pathetic excuse?
I have thought often of the Conclave and how someone reported seeing Cardinal Burke looking worried and praying his Rosary during the time before they were locked in.
The last 6 months have shown us why. I still pray for Cardinal Burke every day. As the Apostolic Signatura, he must have a GINORMOUS burden on his shoulders!