What Do You Get the Argentinian Man Who Has Everything for Christmas?

Cosplay Ray offers a Pontifical Malignant Mass from the Loose Stools on December 10, 2016, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe-Far-North-of-the-Wall, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Photo: Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews

EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Burke suggests timeline for ‘formal correction’ of Pope Francis

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews

December 19, 2016 – In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, Cardinal Raymond Burke has given an indication of the possible timeline of a “formal correction” of Pope Francis should the Pope not respond to the five dubia seeking clarity on Amoris Laetitia, presented to the Pope by four Cardinals, including Cardinal Burke.

“The dubia have to have a response because they have to do with the very foundations of the moral life and of the Church’s constant teaching with regard to good and evil, with regard to various sacred realities like marriage and Holy Communion and so forth,” Burke said during a telephone interview.

“Now of course we are in the last days, days of strong grace, before the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, and then we have the Octave of the Solemnity and the celebrations at the beginning of the New Year – the whole mystery of Our Lord’s Birth and His Epiphany – so it would probably take place sometime after that.”

The cardinal, who is the patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta [for now, and mostly because he is not Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura any longer], said the format of the correction would be “very simple.”

“It would be direct, even as the dubia are, only in this case there would no longer be raising questions, but confronting the confusing statements in Amoris Laetitia with what has been the Church’s constant teaching and practice, and thereby correcting Amoris Laetitia,” he said.

Read the rest there, if you can stomach it.

Your Holiness, Deaconette C is happy to make for you a Christmas present of her wooden spoon. It is a very simple and direct format of correction. Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow. Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow. So have yourself a merry little Christmas now?



6 thoughts on “What Do You Get the Argentinian Man Who Has Everything for Christmas?

    • Deaconette is rarely stunned silent, but that post did it for her, Anonymous. Are traddies really so obtuse as to misunderstand the emotional burden of defloration by rape? Just what is evil about Rev. (which no one there called her, Deaconette notes) Everhart’s column? And what is dumb? One hardly expects a Presbyterian pastor to accord syncretically with Catholic Mariology.

      Deaconette firmly believes that God is far less worried about the sexual purity of women and girls (and men and boys) than He is about their capacity for empathy, kindness and willingness to be an instrument of healing. She hasn’t seen many cudgels on the instrument trays of healing. Pray for these poor angry souls and their feckless, hateful leader.


      • Deaconette, OP here. I want to issue my own five Dubia to Burke, Zuhlsdorf et al. Since this nonsense isn’t going away anytime soon…

        1. Does Raymond Cardinal Burke acknowledge that known sexual offenders who were assigned to the Vianney Renewal Center (including William Weibler of Davenport fame) were assigned ministry within the Diocese of St. Louis?

        2. If that is the case, and these priests not laicized ex officio et in poenam, does Raymond Cardinal Burke believe that they died as they were anointed, specifically cf Hebrews 7:17?

        3. If Raymond Cardinal Burke believes this, is that not in violation of the Dallas Charter?

        4. If Raymond Cardinal Burke believes that to not be in violation of the Dallas Charter, does it not logically follow that one is above sin if they have incurred Holy Orders?

        5. If that is the case, as Raymond Cardinal Burke has stated in various statements, is Raymond Cardinal Burke not in schism for failing to understand and implement the teachings of the gospels wherein Christ, Rabbi, ordained in the tears of the Almighty Father, proclaimed “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea”?

        6. Can Raymond Cardinal Burke be removed, ex officio et in poenam, from Orders for, through incompetence, ignorance or otherwise. this failing to “suffer the children to come unto” the mystical Body of our Lord?


  1. Gentle OP, you share a terrible story. Deaconette C devoutly hopes you’re doing well now. She will keep you in her thoughts on Christmas Eve and light a candle to honor your courageous path toward healing. May every possible blessing of the Nativity be yours.

    As to your dubia concerning Cosplay Ray, Deaconette cannot answer. That the American prelacy has much to answer for is well documented. Let us hope sinners themselves confront their culpability in acts of commission and omission that offend all decent people. Such is the best thing for their souls.


    • Dear Deaconette C, this gentle reader does not presume to know the raison d’être of this wonderful blog, (although one could make an educated guess). Your insightful, dead-on, well-written, and very humorous posts, and kind responses to comments, brings joy to your gentle readers (well, I guess I can only speak for myself). I don’t know if you anticipated that your humorous posts would lead to such openness in the comments, but your compassion is a salve for wounded souls. May every possible blessing of the Nativity be yours as well.


      • Thank you for your encouragement, Mary Catherine. Deaconette did not predict, per se, such honest and open-hearted responses as that above. How could one? Be assured Deaconette is very much moved and humbled by people who have been victims of the highway robbers of the straight and narrow path, but who struggle forward nonetheless.

        Yet she is not surprised to hear from those hurt by corrupt church institutions and officious clergy. There are a great many of them, as we all too well know, and the behaviors and discourses which Deaconette parodies or confronts here are salt for the wounds of these people.

        Deaconette does owe her readers, the gentle and the otherwise, an explanation for this undertaking. For now, insufficient though it is, she offers the explanation that Father Zuhlsdorf’s blog offends her on many professional and personal fronts, and she hopes this response to his blog inspires someone to correct the harm done to others by it. Especially if the person so inspired were to be Father Zuhlsdorf himself, though she will take whatever she can get.

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