In Rome, Cardinal Burke Has Not Abandoned the Idea of a “Fraternal Correction”

October 23, 2017
Raymond Cardinal Burke.

On October 3, 2017, in an interview with the Vaticanist Edward Pentin from the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Raymond Burke explained that his nomination on September 30 as member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura is not a full-time position, but that he would be solicited sometimes to serve as judge for occasional cases.

He said his appointment will not change, or delay, his plans to issue a fraternal correction of Pope Francis on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

On the same topic, the historian Roberto de Mattei responded in Correspondance européenne on September 29 to those who wonder at the fact that the two surviving authors of the Dubia, Cardinals Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Burke, did not sign the Filial Correction: “They forget,” he wrote,“ as Rorate Coeli points out, that the Correctio Filialis of the sixty-two (clerical and lay scholars) is of a purely theological nature, whereas that of the cardinals, when published, will have a very different authority and impact, if only on the canonical level.”

Some Roman observers believe the publication of this Fraternal Correction is imminent.