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Cardinal Burke on New Edition of Catechism: Original Remains ‘Authoritative’

The faithful cardinal emphasized that references to a new Pope Francis magisterium are ‘simply preposterous — this is not the magisterium! Priests and the lay faithful must understand this.’

An American cardinal has stated that a new edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will not have the same authority as the original promulgated by St. Pope John Paul II.

In a December interview with The Wanderer, published in two parts this week, Cardinal Raymond Burke responded to questions regarding a “soon-to-be-published volume entitled Catechism of the Catholic Church with Theological Commentary.” Of particular interest to the cardinal’s interviewer, Don Fier, was the authority of the new text.

“This new issue of the Catechism will not have the authority of the text that was approved for promulgation in 1994, which will continue to be the authoritative text,” Burke declared.

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