Cardinal Raymond Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ TeachingCardinal Raymond Burke (right) seated next to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra at the Rome Life Forum, May 19, 2017. (Edward Pentin photo) BLOGS | AUG. 17, 2017 Cardinal Raymond Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ Teaching The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura explains in a new interview how a correction of parts of the Holy Father’s magisterium would be enacted, pays tribute to the recently deceased Cardinal Meisner, and stresses the importance of true mercy. By Edward Pentin
In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it is “now necessary” that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine that are “not clear” in Pope Francis’ teachings.
The Holy Father will then be “obliged to respond” in order to bring clarification to those teachings, he said.
The cardinal told The Wanderer newspaper Aug. 14 that such a formal act of correction has not been invoked “for several centuries” and until now it has never been used “in a doctrinal way.”