Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOMBSHELL: POST-DEMOTED RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE GIVES MORE INTERVIEWS AND REITERATES HIS CALL TO POPE FRANCIS TO CLARIFY CHURCH TEACHING

The following is from an Irish on-line service, RTE News. Cardinal Burke reiterates that it is long past time for the pope to clarify Church teaching. The extended interview with Joe Little is well worth watching! There are some bombshell statements, mostly by listening between the lines, about what is needed today. There is a statement by Cardinal Burke on Archbishop Cupich.

BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO LINK OF THE EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH CARDINAL BURKE BY JOE LITTLE! IT IS STUNNING TO HEAR A CONSERVATIVE CARDINAL SPEAKING SO BLUNTLY ABOUT A REIGNING POPE. PRESS THIS LINK:
Watch Joe Little's extended interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke HERE.

RTÉ News

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Cardinal would refuse Communion to pro-gay marriage Catholic legislators

One of Pope Francis' most vocal critics, who was demoted last week from his leadership of the Vatican's Supreme Court, has said he would refuse Holy Communion to any Catholic legislator who voted for same-sex marriage.

Speaking before a Limerick conference on the Catholic family, Cardinal Raymond Burke declined to comment on the Government's planned referendum over gay and lesbian marriage.
However, he said he would refuse Communion to pro-gay marriage Catholic legislators in the same way he did in the case of pro-choice legislators in his native United States.





He also reiterated his call to the Pontiff, made during last month's Synod on the Family, to clarify "at this point" where the Catholic Church stands on homosexual relations and on giving Holy Communion to divorced and civilly remarried couples.

Cardinal Burke told RTÉ News there is growing confusion about what the Church really teaches and that the impression is being given that it is a democracy in which a second synod of bishops will vote on these matters next year.

Cardinal Burke, who is now the Cardinal Patron of the Order of Malta, said neither Catholic doctrine nor discipline is decided by the votes of bishops.

The conference in Limerick is being organised by "The Catholic Voice" newspaper and was attended by the Bishop of Limerick, Dr Brendan Leahy and the former MEP Dana Rosemary Scallon.

Watch Joe Little's extended interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke here.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cardinal Burke is 100% correct in saying the pope needs to uphold Catholic teaching.

The pope's refusal to publicly uphold Church teaching without compromise is a scandal. He knows his silence encourages people to think he doesn't really believe what the Church teaches. The time for rationalizing Francis' behavior is longggggggggg gone.

It is not enough to say "I am a loyal son of the Church" and then turn around and try to legitimize sacraligeous behavior. The pope is the servant of the law not it's master. He has no authority to say that we can't use the term adultery when referring to Catholics who divorce and are "remarried" when Christ Himself said that they are in adultery? And his refusal to publicly correct Cardinal Kasper (who he sent around the world preparing the way) who publicly has been stating heresy is a scandal.

What has been the result of Francis' actions from the moment he stepped onto that balcony........confusion. His behavior is unjust to those Catholics who heroically
live the faith in the face of opposition from the world on every side. Curiously Francis never shows any kind of concern for Catholics who actually believe what the Church teaches.

And mercy in the Church did not begin with Francis. Like the Father in the story of the prodigal son all popes have welcomed back sinners. But like the prodigal son, they demanded that they leave their sins behind and repent, like the prodigal son did. Everyone forgets to mention that the sinful son was welcomed back, but they don't mention that he repented of his sin and changed and asked forgiveness. The pro sodomy crowd doesn't want forgiveness because they don't think they are wrong.

The world is in chaos, marriage is attacked all the time and what does Francis do. Nothing. He, and it was him, introduces some god awful paper at the synod praising homosexuals precisely because they are homosexuals. The time has arrived when Francis needs to make a decision, either uphold Church teaching or resign. I don't care that millions cheer him in the street. The people that cheer him don't believe in the Faith and want it changed beyond recognition

George said...

The Church in Ireland
St Patrick’s Seminary in Maynooth welcomed 14 new seminarians in 2014. This represents a decline from 2013 when 20 new seminarians joined Maynooth. In 2011, there were 12 new seminarians and 13 in 2012.
To put this into perspective, ordinations at Maynooth at the peak year of 1963 were 558. And this was when Ireland had 9 other seminaries!

Anonymous said...

If mercy did not begin with Francis (and it didn't) then the decline in clear Catholic teaching didn't begin with him either. He just represents the logical conclusion of the feel-good Church dissidents have been trying to sell us since I bought my first bell-bottoms.

Anonymous said...

Cardinal Burke must act and act soon, he is our only salvation from this man who only calls himself "Jorge" not Pope. The Holy Roman Church is being destroyed by the man from Argentina.

Anonymous said...

Cardinal Burke is our modern St. Thomas More please pray for this holy and very brave and humble priest.

Henry said...

Or our St. Catherine of Siena, who called our the pope in the 14th century, or our St. John Fisher, the only bishop in England who remained faithful in the face of Henry VIII.

JBS said...

Henry,

Yes. Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.

Anonymous said...

So, if Cardinal Burke's demotion is some kind of "revenge" by Pope Francis, that proves Francis isn't very forgiving and Christ like. So, everytime Francis prays, "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us", he's essentially asking God to hold a grudge and seek revenge on him, since that is what Francis is doing to Burke.