More on the Pope’s Move

U.S. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke takes part in an anti-abortion march in Rome, Sunday, May 13, 2012. A few thousand people opposed to Italy's 1978 law allowing abortion have marched from the Colosseum to Castel Sant'A... U.S. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke takes part in an anti-abortion march in Rome, Sunday, May 13, 2012. A few thousand people opposed to Italy's 1978 law allowing abortion have marched from the Colosseum to Castel Sant'Angelo, a landmark near the Vatican, in a protest drawing people from around the world, including Americans and Poles. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) MORE LESS
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For those of you following our discussion of Pope Francis’s decision to remove arch-conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke from a key Vatican council charged with vetting would-be bishops for the Pope to appoint, check out this article. It’s from the National Catholic Reporter and gives a feel for the backdrop to this move. The general thrust is the depth of entrenched institutional opposition to the Pope’s proposed reforms of the Curia and particularly how vocal Burke himself has been in second-guessing the direction Francis is taking the Church.

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