So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dr. Edward Peters, canonist par excellence, on the Burke/Arroyo Interview

H/T Barona @ Witness for Church and Pope blog for alerting us to Dr. Peter's parsing of the Burke/Arroyo interview [Click HERE or on video above to view].
Excerpt from the article by Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.
Some notes on Cdl. Burke’s EWTN interview
At approx. 18:50, Burke makes an important observation on the “complexity” of the annulment process, namely, that the process is, for the most part, only as complex as are the situations that the process is meant to assess. If life (including its legal aspects) were simple, then living life (and settling its legal questions) would also be simple. He makes the same point at approx. 19:30, calling for more people to be trained in canon law.
How many times have we heard from the "champions of mercy", a.k.a., Cardinal Kasper and friends, that the annulment process is too complex? Cardinal Burke's response: life is complex.

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