Monday, November 10, 2014
The Leader of the Loyal Opposition
It's been expected for a while now, but for the record Pope Paul VII has removed Cardinal Burke from his position as the chief justice for the Catholic Church's version of the Supreme Court. He has been appointed as chaplain for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a position that is being universally referred to as purely ceremonial. As far as I am aware no one on either side of the increasingly sharp divide within the Catholic Church is pretending that this is anything other than a very public de-facto dismissal.
On the upside, Burke's status as the leader of the loyal opposition has now been firmly cemented. May God grant him many years!