Cardinal Burke Feels Sorry for German Priests

On April 2, Cardinal Raymond Burke published an emotional message to the Catholic priests in Germany who have not defected to the Synod sect.

He writes that he can only imagine "your profound sadness" at the positions adopted by the German Synod, "including the great majority of the [state] bishops." Burke notes that these positions are "directly opposed" to the constant teaching of the Church.

While the bishops “betray the Apostolic Tradition”, faithful bishops, priests, consecrated persons, and lay faithful will necessarily "suffer greatly" for their fidelity to the Faith.