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Cardinal Burke: Nancy Pelosi ‘must’ be denied Communion
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Sep 20, 2013 14:33 EST | by Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 09/22/2013 6:59:38 AM PDT by topher

LOUISVILLE, KY, Sept. 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a wide-ranging interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has issued an emphatic call for pro-abortion Catholic politicians like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be denied Communion.

The cardinal also spoke about the rapid advance of the homosexual agenda, the decline in catechesis that, he says, has crippled the Church’s response to pressing moral issues of the day, and the growing danger of Christian persecution under an increasingly “totalitarian” government.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; excommunication; politics; prolife
Cardinal Burke is head of the Apostolic Signatura. This is basically the part of the Vatican that is the equivalent of the 'Supreme Court' of the Vatican.

Though this was posted in Religion part Freerepublic, it bears exposure in the News part of Freerepublic, as it involves consequences for Pro-Abortion politicians.

The article goes on to talk about our government being totalitarian. The article talks about how the Cardinal refers to how strongly French Catholics are opposed to Homosexual Marriage (Same Sex).

So there are political and news aspect of this article/interview.

1 posted on 09/22/2013 6:59:38 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
Poster Marshmallow posted this on the Religion part of Freerepublic earlier.

That thread is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3069479/posts Cardinal Burke: Nancy Pelosi ‘Must’ be Denied Communion

2 posted on 09/22/2013 7:01:50 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

We heard the same for her and Vietnam Kerry a few years ago. Nothing came of it then. Nothing will come of it now.


3 posted on 09/22/2013 7:08:13 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: topher
Sprinkle a little magic linking dust... and voilå:

Cardinal Burke: Nancy Pelosi ‘Must’ be Denied Communion

4 posted on 09/22/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: topher


5 posted on 09/22/2013 7:11:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you donÂ’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: topher

They should also talk with her also about how she took the words of a sermon she heard in church and twisted them into a vicious partisan attack on her enemies.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3069656/posts


6 posted on 09/22/2013 7:14:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: topher
Today my daughter met Cardinal Rainer Woelki Archbishop of Berlin.
7 posted on 09/22/2013 7:21:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: topher
She needs an exorcism.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 7:21:56 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: bgill

Men like the Cardinal could get me back to the church if they would follow through on this. I’m not not saying I’m right about this, just saying what it takes to get me back. I can’t be the only one...


9 posted on 09/22/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thank you, dear FRiend, for posting. A lovely picture, and a consolation for me, as well.


10 posted on 09/22/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

Thank you RitaOK, my pleasure!


11 posted on 09/22/2013 7:35:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Dr. Pritchett

I believe the good Cardinal says as much in the longer version.

There should be a special grace in Heaven for those who endure, and stay in the Church. The Lord must surely appreciate the companionship, in these evil times, with so many walking away.

If it’s any consolation, there are those in every parish who feel as you, and bear one another up, and suffer gladly for the Lord and for the redemption of many. You are so needed in the battle.


12 posted on 09/22/2013 7:42:46 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK
If it’s any consolation, there are those in every parish who feel as you, and bear one another up, and suffer gladly for the Lord and for the redemption of many. You are so needed in the battle.

Well Said. I walked away a while ago and with God's grace and a through reading of the scriptures came back into full communion with the Church.

13 posted on 09/22/2013 7:55:10 AM PDT by verga (Lasciante ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

The authentic parishes and convents are the ones growing in numbers.

Cardinals Burke and Chaput, Father George Rutler and many theologians and authors, such as, George Weigel, Scott Hahn and Jimmy Akin, are writing about the relativism, even, and especially the Pope, all three, JPII Benedict and Francis, have vast awareness.

Some (not all) in the USCCB pay no attention to the impacts of ignoring what the culture is doing to itself and to Cathoics, and ignoring the Catechism, with their push on amnesty, and none on this subject, denying Communion to public advocates of abortion, even ignoring the Pope and, as expected, Cardinal Burke, an official at the Vatican, as we expect, like Catholic school boys defying the rules.

But the writers I mentioned are talking about the future of the Church and many parishes and groups are paying attention; getting back to the Catechism and the Vatican, even traditional music, in favor of the campfire girls jingles we endure if we want to cover the basics by attending weekly sunday Mass.

EWTN tv and radio are tuned in, as is the Nat’l Catholic Register (NOT the N C Reporter).

Just saying.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 8:03:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Well said!


15 posted on 09/22/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT by ardara
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To: verga

Beautiful account, there. I am a convert, whose greatest consolation, in the sense of the deep down Spirit, is derived from Sacred Scripture. The scriptures are miraculous in that way, bearing me up inside a deeply wounded Church, where I am in constant mourning concerning all the countless losses to the sacred, and to piety. God deliver us, and Peace be with you.


16 posted on 09/22/2013 8:26:03 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: topher

Just as consecrated wine can be drunk from a paper cup and still pour upon us the spirit of the lord, so that same wine knows when it touches the lips of a determined and non-repentant sinner.


17 posted on 09/22/2013 9:08:10 AM PDT by plangent
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To: topher

Where Have You Been,Cardinal Burke?????????????????????


18 posted on 09/22/2013 9:24:31 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: topher

I doubt that she cares.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 9:25:14 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: topher

Yay, Cardinal Burke!
From your lips to the Pope’s ears.....


20 posted on 09/22/2013 10:33:47 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: topher

I would say try an exorcism, but if the evil comes out of her we will all die. Just send her to Iran. She will be worshipped there.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: topher

I wonder how all the other national, Catholic democrat leaders, from Governors to the vice president escape this scrutiny.


22 posted on 09/22/2013 1:57:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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23 posted on 09/22/2013 2:01:48 PM PDT by narses
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To: Izzy Dunne

Wow. Talk about obsessed with abortion.


24 posted on 09/22/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: bandleader

Cardinal Burke has been a lone voice crying out in the wilderness on this subject for many years. He has been roundly ignored, as was Cardinal Ratiznger when he told the USCCB the exact same thing in 2004.


25 posted on 09/22/2013 3:16:26 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: topher
I'm not Catholic, so please forgive me for insinuating myself into this debate. But -- just once -- I wish one of these liberal Catholics would be denied communion.

There. I'll never interfere again. I promise. Carry on.

26 posted on 09/22/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: stanne

Thanks for your post. I appreciate your insights.

So I pretty much stopped participating in the Church when they continually came out on the side of the liberal political parties in America. If we agree that the Vatican is a sovereign state, then how do the faithful reconcile that the Catholic Church is not supportive of American conservatism? Especially when American liberals hate what the church stands for and only uses it like fake front (a la Pelosi). How can we keep giving our time, money, and support to an organization (a nation-state?) that is continually against us? It must sound egocentric, but honestly it feels like THEY left ME. To me it seemed less hypocritical to just worship on my own.

Your thoughts?


27 posted on 09/22/2013 4:23:40 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

I do have thoughts on this.

You say you are catholic are you a lapsed Catholic?

The authors I mentioned, if you have a local Catholic Bookstore, browse them and pick up something from the one that appeals to you.

Pick up a Catechism and refer to it, and pick up a YouCat.

there is a lot of misinformation out there, I suggest, anyone who wants to know about what the Church says or where it stands on anything, can ask. These sources, the Vatican documents (encyclicals), the Pope came out with the latest last spring, available on line, will answer the questions. They simply don’t lie.

My thoughts are this: we are so used to being lied to by our politicians, we are also used to democracy and corrupt democracy that we project it onto the Church. That’s a mistake.

Some who abuse their positions in the Church are many as has been so since the Bible records behavior. They are people. But the truth (pray the rosary daily) is found at the Vatican. It is not the corrupt place people pretend it is. And it has nothing to do with American Politics and vice versa.


28 posted on 09/22/2013 5:13:04 PM PDT by stanne
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