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  • Cardinal Burke Breaks Ranks

    08/03/2016 3:51:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    We have heard many disturbing statements in recent years made by Catholic clerics, from bishops and cardinals right up to Pope Francis, who seem to believe that Islam is a religion like any other, that criticism of Islam is unjustified and based on the motiveless malignity of “Islamophobia,” and that the main duty of Catholics with respect to Muslims is not to challenge or confront them both as to their ideology and as to the many acts of Muslim terrorism, but to engage, rather, in endless Catholic-Muslim Dialogue. Ever since the Second Vatican Council, the Church has had an ill-considered...
  • My mother was advised to abort me, says Cardinal Burke in new book

    07/25/2016 3:45:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 25, 2016
    The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics' minds about defending human life publicly Cardinal Raymond Burke has revealed that his mother was advised to abort him.In a new book-length interview with the French journalist Guillaume d’Alançon, Cardinal Burke says that when his mother was pregnant with him, she became seriously ill and a doctor advised her to have an abortion.According to Cardinal Burke, the doctor said: “You already have five children, it is important for you to be in good health so as to take care of them”.“My parents refused,” says the cardinal, who is now chaplain...
  • US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

    07/21/2016 1:39:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | July 21, 2016 | David Gibson
    Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to avoid that fate. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis’ reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is “fundamentally a form of government.” While Catholic teaching recognizes that all Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to be...
  • Archbishop Cupich named member of Congregation for Bishops

    07/07/2016 9:55:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Pope Francis has named Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago a member of the Congregation for Bishops. The Congregation’s members, whether curial prelates or diocesan bishops like Archbishop Cupich (who remains Archbishop of Chicago), assist the Congregation’s prefect and secretary in making recommendations to the Pope for the appointment of bishops in non-mission Latin-rite dioceses. The appointment of Archbishop Cupich gives him considerable influence in the selection of new bishops, especially for the US. The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples recommends the appointment of bishops in mission territories; members of curial congregations automatically cease to be so at the age...
  • Three Tiny Notes on Amoris Laetitia

    04/13/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/12/16 | New Catholic
    1. An apostolic exhortation is not, by its very nature, a non-magisterial document. It is the content of a papal document that reveals its magisterial relevance, not its name or category -- no one doubts Familiaris Consortio, the John Paul II exhortation on his synod on the family, was extremely relevant in sorting out important Magisterial points. Amoris Laetitia itself does not say that it is not itself magisterial: what it says, in its highly explosive paragraph 3, is that the Magisterium does not need to be invoked or suffer intervention to sort all Catholic questions. On the other hand,...
  • Burke Not Buckley

    01/03/2016 2:45:18 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 9, 2013 | CARL T. BOGUS
    Conservatives are engaged in deep introspection these days. As they reconsider their direction, they would do well to look back to the formative period of their movement. They may find something there of great value—something many conservatives think their movement embraced, but in truth rejected. By 1952, liberal candidates had not only captured the last five Democratic presidential nominations but the past five Republican nominations as well. Most observers considered conservatism dead—a philosophy unsuited for modern times. A small number of intellectuals disagreed. They believed that—if redefined—conservatism might be resuscitated. But they passionately disagreed about how it should be redefined....
  • Pope Francis and Communications: Next Year’s Challenges (Hey Look Kim Davis! Vigano is IN!)

    12/28/2015 4:40:56 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    MondayVatican ^ | 28 dicembre 2015 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    [big snip] Greg Burke also entertained good relations with the secular and Anglo-American media environment that still "makes the news" in the world.... Certainly he emphasized paying attention to secular media. The same happened with Msgr. Vigano... [snip] Msgr. Vigano knows how to communicate, and he communicates wherever he can get a good audience, and the secular media are in fact a perfect stage. Spreading the message is the most fundamental thing to him. As Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications [my comment: Whoa!], Msgr. Vigano will take over the reins not only of the structures, but also of the...
  • Cardinal: Communion for remarried would be ‘fundamental’ break with Church teaching

    12/03/2015 11:38:17 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald | 12/03/15 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Burke tells Mass of Ages quarterly that Catholics should be 'very concerned' Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that if the family synod opened the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion then it has "departed from Catholic teaching in a very fundamental matter". The cardinal, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, made the comments in an interview with Mass of Ages, the quarterly magazine of the Latin Mass Society.
  • The Truth About the 14th Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops?

    12/01/2015 5:10:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | December 1, 2015 | CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE
    To give the impression that there is another practice in the "internal forum", which would permit an individual in an irregular union to have access to the sacraments, is to suggest that the conscience can be in conflict with the truth of the faith. Such a suggestion clearly places priests in an impossible situation, the expectation that they can "open a door" for the penitent which, in fact, does not exist and cannot exist.
  • Visit of Cardinal Burke [Catholic Caucus]

    11/17/2015 8:09:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LMS Chairman ^ | November 16, 2015 | Joseph Shaw
    We had a wonderful weekend with Cardinal Burke. I don't have time to blog about it now, and I won't have time tomorrow, but I will do so thereafter. As well as liturgies and public speaking, His Eminence granted an interview with Mass of Ages, the LMS Magazine. As a tiny taster, when asked what Catholics should do when confronted with bad teaching, he said: I think Catholics should simply say that "I cannot accept this teaching as it goes against what the Church has always taught and practiced." I don't think that Catholics should permit themselves to be driven...
  • Card Burke: Despite Synod confusion, Catholics must remain ‘serene’; Kasper proposal is ‘absurd’

    10/15/2015 1:34:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 15, 2015
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Burke: Despite Synod confusion, Catholics must remain ‘serene’; Kasper proposal is ‘absurd’ Oct. 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Thursday morning, LifeSiteNews had an opportunity to sit down with Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome, after a press conference he attended hosted by Voice of the Family. LifeSiteNews spoke with the Cardinal about the ongoing Synod on the Family, and in particular a controversial proposal, promoted by a participant in a recent Vatican press conference, to allow local bishops make decisions on how to deal with issues like homosexuality and divorce.   Cardinal Burke also critiqued the so-called...
  • Cardinal Burke: Synods Originally Meant to Preserve and Strengthen Doctrine and Discipline

    10/12/2015 8:39:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10/12/15 | Edward Pentin
    In the face of concerns that after the Synod on the Family pastoral innovations could be introduced that are inconsistent with Church doctrine and thereby foster disunity in the Church, it’s worth recalling a speech Cardinal Raymond Burke made in Rome shortly before the current synod got underway.
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • What do we do if the Synod takes a ‘strange turn’?

    09/15/2015 4:21:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S.
    Full Title: " What do we do if the Synod takes a ‘strange turn’? The simple answer just got Cardinal Burke big applause" ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- On Sunday, September 13th I had the honor to be one of the hosts for His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, here at a dinner/lecture in the Clayton Plaza hotel ballroom, sponsored by the St. Louis lay apostolate "Credo of the Catholic Laity," to which I am the spiritual adviser. His Eminence was warmly welcomed and introduced by the retired Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, the Most Rev. Robert...
  • Slandering Cardinal Burke

    09/12/2015 5:15:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | September 11, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    Mark Silk is a guy who evidently fancies himself as knowing something about Catholicism. And journalism. But neither of these things is in particular evidence in his most recent piece for Religion News Service.
  • A conservative revolt is brewing inside the Vatican

    09/07/2015 4:53:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/7/15 | Anthony Faiola
    On a sunny morning earlier this year, a camera crew entered a well-appointed apartment just outside the 9th-century gates of Vatican City. Pristinely dressed in the black robes and scarlet sash of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church, the Wisconsin-born Cardinal Raymond Burke sat in his elaborately upholstered armchair and appeared to issue a warning to Pope Francis. A staunch conservative and Vatican bureaucrat, Burke had been demoted by the pope a few months earlier, but it did not take the fight out of him. Francis had been backing a more inclusive era, giving space to progressive voices on...
  • Ottawa Priest Samson now calls Cardinal Burke's statements "Violent"

    06/06/2015 5:56:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | June 6, 2015
    In the continuing scandal brewing in the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Big Blue Wave is reporting that Father Andre Samson who has been defaming Raymond Cardinal Burke on CBC Radio Canada and Twitter has now said that the Cardinal's statements on homosexuality have been "violent." "What he says against homosexuality, I find that violent." A violence that not only targets gays in the general population, but also is also directed against priests and bishops. Samson reckons that many of his fellow priests and bishops are gay. "He is just as violent towards gay priests and gay bishops, and I find that...
  • Western culture can’t be renewed until it gets sexual act right: Cardinal Burke in Ottawa

    06/06/2015 5:18:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    Addressing the crisis of culture during his first visit to Canada’s national capital, Cardinal Raymond Burke stressed that defending human life and promoting natural marriage is the foundation of any truly human culture. The West’s preoccupation with death and destruction will not be “transform[ed]” until the “truth about the conjugal union [is proclaimed] in its fullness,” he said. “The defense and promotion of human life and of marriage and the family is at the foundation of a Christian culture, and indeed, of any viable human culture,” he told about 330 people gathered at Ottawa’s Conference and Event Center to celebrate...
  • Ireland is worse than the pagans for legalising gay marriage, says senior cardinal (Raymond Burke)

    05/30/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The Tablet ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Backler, Liz Dodd
    Ireland has gone further than paganism and “defied God” by legalising gay marriage, one of the Church’s most senior cardinals has said. Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently moved from a senior role in the Vatican to be patron of the Order of Malta, told the Newman Society, Oxford University’s Catholic Society, last night that he struggled to understand “any nation redefining marriage”. Visibly moved, he went on: “I mean, this is a defiance of God. It’s just incredible. Pagans may have tolerated homosexual behaviours, they never dared to say this was marriage.” A total of 1.2 million people voted...
  • Cdl Burke criticizes Cdl Marx' ‘ridiculous’ claim that German Church is not a ‘subsidiary of Rome’

    04/25/2015 11:38:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Maike Hickson
    ROME, April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview today with the prominent German newspaper, Die Welt, Cardinal Raymond Burke criticized Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who suggested German Catholic dioceses are not a “subsidiary of Rome” on the question of Communion for ‘remarried’ couples. “I have not read Marx' declaration verbatim, but of course formulations like 'subsidiary of Rome' are ridiculous,” said Burke. “We are all oriented toward Peter, that is the unity of the Catholic Church. 'Subsidiaries’ – that is the language of business, that does not belong to the Church. That is where obedience counts.” When asked about his...
  • RNS denies LGBT money influences religion coverage (Religious New Service bought by Left)

    04/05/2015 3:46:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | Kevin Jones
    The editor of Religion News Service has denied that a grant from a wealthy LGBT advocacy funder has biased its coverage of traditional religion, which includes a recent controversial story on Cardinal Raymond Burke. The Arcus Foundation dispenses millions of dollars in grants every year to support LGBT activism. Its 2014 grants included $120,000 to the Religion Newswriters Foundation, the owner of the widely syndicated Religion News Service. The Arcus Foundation’s grant listing said the one year of support was intended “to recruit and equip LGBT supportive leaders and advocates to counter rejection and antagonism within traditionally conservative Christian...
  • A Report on the Sodomy Synod [Catholic Caucus]

    03/26/2015 5:51:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Culture Wars ^ | January 2015 | Robert Kempson
    The Extraordinary Synod on the Family, held in Rome from October 5-19, has proved to be the most controversial gathering of Catholic bishops since the Second Vatican Council. It has seen open conflict within the College of Cardinals and between bishops. The conflict has been centered on questions surrounding human sexuality but stems from a deeper rift between those who strive to be faithful to the natural law and the teaching of the Catholic Church and those who strive to distort that teaching to bring it into conformity with the revolutionary principles of modernity. INTRODUCING CARDINAL KASPER The lead-up to...
  • “Dissenters”, And The Slandering Of Orthodoxy

    02/19/2015 7:46:53 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 2/19/15 | Mundabor
    Ah, words! How powerful they are with the simple! How many of the latter there are! Cardinal Wuerl has now made clear what the strategy of the Modernist faction (led by TMAHICH) against orthodox Catholics (factually led by the SSPX, and by Cardinal Burke in the Conciliar camp) in the months leading to October will be: comparing them to “dissenters”. Wuerl's aim is transparent enough: leveraging on the love for orthodoxy of your common Catholic to create an aura of rebellion around those who defend Catholic orthodoxy, whilst letting the heretics appear orthodox because the Pope sides with them. Mind,...
  • "I Will Resist": Burke Affirms

    02/08/2015 10:33:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Some frank answers from Cardinal Burke during a French TV interview that will be broadcasted on Sunday, February 8th.We present here some extracts of Cardinal Raymond Burke's comments given during an interview conducted by Lionel Feuerstein, Karine Comazzi, Patrice Brugeres, Nicolas Berthelos and Claire Aubinais for the “13H15 le dimanche” episode of French Television channel, France2. The complete interview will be broadcasted on Sunday, February 8 on FranceTV.info.Cardinal Burke: I cannot accept that Communion can be given to a person in an irregular union because it is adultery. On the question of people of the same sex, this has nothing...
  • What Cardinal Burke Really Said About Men and the “Feminization” of the Church

    01/12/2015 10:52:26 AM PST · by millegan · 6 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2015 | Matthew Sewell
    To quote a friend of mine, “Trying to understand Church issues through mainstream secular media is like trying to understand global economics through a 13-year-old girl’s Instagram account.” In short, it just won’t happen. The personnel aren’t equipped, and likely don’t want to take the time to become equipped, to speak well and foster understanding about nuanced issues in the Church. They’re only after eyes, likes, and shares, (and I don’t know that they deny it) so why, OH WHY do we fall for this every. single. time? A bit of background: Cardinal Raymond Burke, former bishop of the Dioceses...
  • Cardinal Burke Summoned for Papal Audience

    01/10/2015 11:19:02 AM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 1-09-15 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta , was received on Thursday by Pope Francis in audience. The American cardinal, born in 1948, was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI after completing his theological studies at the Gregorian University in Rome in 1975 by Pope Paul VI. In the United States he was active in counseling and education, then completed a doctorate in canon law at the Gregorian University and returned in 1984 to the United States where he worked in pastoral care and as Vice-Chancellor of his home diocese in Wisconsin. Because...
  • Two Momentous Interviews: Burke & Schneider

    01/09/2015 9:15:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 1-08-15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Since his removal as head of the Apostolic Signatura (the Church’s highest canonical court) and his rather brutal demotion by Pope Francis to a titular post, Cardinal Raymond Burke has made lemonade out of the lemons he was handed. As some rightly predicted, the demotion has freed him to speak more openly about the ongoing “Francis revolution,” and in particular the first session of the disastrous “Synod the Family,” which predictably degenerated into an attack on the family by the radical progressives Francis put in charge of this sham. Recall the Synod’s utterly disgraceful “midterm report,” which Francis approved and...
  • Ex-Rezko partner bankrupt

    02/16/2009 10:09:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 733+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-16-09 | Tim Novak
    Tony Rezko's former development partner is broke. ### Dan Mahru -- a lawyer who became an ice peddler and real estate developer -- has filed for bankruptcy, declaring that he and his business partners, including Rezko, owe as much as $95 million to creditors. Mahru estimates his personal debts could be as high as $50 million. Mahru and Rezko split a few years ago. But they're still fighting dozens of lawsuits filed over housing developments they built. "I couldn't handle all the multitude of lawsuits involving Mr. Rezko,'' Mahru says. Mahru lists $48,970.61 in assets in the bankruptcy case he...
  • Mob squeezed him; city squeezes widow (Kass: Chicago outfit, Daley machine)

    07/05/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-4-09 | John Kass
    Whether the name of Richie Urso ever makes it into the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich next June is anybody's guess. You've probably never heard of Richie Urso. But the FBI sure has heard of him. His is a classic Chicago story, about a beefy yet charming guy born on Grand Avenue, who got in trouble with the law as a kid, only to make political friends and become extremely wealthy. He was arrested once for jewelry theft in the '60s by the Outfit's top Chicago police detective, William Hanhardt. Urso's alleged partner in the theft was the...
  • Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke on the Catholic “Man-crisis” and what to do about it

    01/06/2015 9:59:06 AM PST · by SweetAkitoRose · 10 replies
    The New Emangelization ^ | Jan 5 2015 | Matthew James Christoff
    Recently, I had the great honor to have an audience with His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to discuss the state of Catholic men in the United States. Here is the full transcript: Matthew James Christoff of the New Emangelization Project: Your Eminence, we are delighted and blessed to be here with you. Today, we are here to talk about the state of Catholic men in the United States and how we might draw more men into the New Evangelization. Maybe to start, how would Your Eminence describe the state of men in the Catholic Church today? Cardinal Raymond Leo...
  • Card. Burke’s kindness

    12/16/2014 1:22:34 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 16, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Do you recall that, last year, Card. Burke consoled a little boy who was crying because he couldn’t yet receive Communion?  HEREThis is somewhat beyond the ken of most catholics, I believe.  They might console a Questioning-status minor not yet able to vote more than once in the same pro-same-sex “marriage” referendum.   But, I digress.  This shouldn’t be polemic and
 there I went and did it.  Sorry!  I am under the weather.So, last year Card. Burke consoled a boy who couldn’t receive Communion.  At that time His Eminence said that his time would come soon enough.The day came!Here is a piece from...
  • An Interview with Cardinal Burke

    12/15/2014 4:39:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Radical Catholic ^ | December 11, 2014 | Una Voca Austria
    On Vatican II Q. Your Eminence, you grew up before the Second Vatican Council. How do you remember those times? A. I grew up in a very beautiful time in the Church, in which we were carefully instructed in the faith, both at home and in the Catholic school, especially with the Baltimore Catechism. I remember the great beauty of the Sacred Liturgy, even in our little farming town, with beautiful Masses. And then, I'm of course most grateful for my parents who gave me a very sound up-bringing in how to live as a Catholic. So they were beautiful...
  • Rebuking Burke: Francis confirms it

    12/09/2014 5:07:21 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 12/9/14 | Louie Verrecchio
    After a brief hiatus following the Extraordinary Synod debacle, the Cotton Candy Catholic Chorus has emerged from Lala Land to wax delirious over the pope’s recent comments concerning the reassignment of Cardinal Burke. “See,” they say, “Pope Francis didn’t retaliate against Cardinal Burke; that’s just a spin job put forth by those negative traditionalists!” I, however, take a more sober view of the Holy Father’s latest interview relative to Cardinal Burke. Before we get to that, as a courtesy to those readers who may have expected Pope Francis to plainly address the friction that clearly exists between himself and Cardinal...
  • Wisconsin native Cardinal Raymond Burke calls for 'new evangelization'

    12/05/2014 3:00:31 PM PST · by ADSUM · 13 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 12/4 | a johnson
    Pewaukee — Catholic education, in the family and in schools, is essential to the transformation of culture and a bulwark against today's increasingly secular society, Wisconsin native Cardinal Raymond Burke told hundreds of Catholics who gathered Thursday for a fundraising dinner in Waukesha County. And he called on Catholics to embark on a "new evangelization" that stressed the common good. "Without the recognition of the common good ... society breaks down and is soon beset by the violence and destruction," said Burke, who drew repeated standing ovations from the crowd of nearly 300. | Dec. 4, 2014 »Read
  • THE POPE DIDN’T EXILE CARDINAL BURKE. THE POPE GAVE HIM AN ARMY. [PHOTOS]

    12/03/2014 7:43:06 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | December 3, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS
    I wish someone would exile me the way Pope Francis exiled Cardinal Burke.When I think of exile or banishment, I think of tiny islands.Where friends are few and far between.The Associated Press described Cardinal Burke’s new position as “largely ceremonial” and said the Knights of Malta are a “charity” who provide “residences for the elderly.”Oh, really?Because last time I checked, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (their full name) was the world’s oldest surviving order of chivalry boasting over 13,000 members (knights and dames), 80,000 permanent volunteers and 20,000 personnel.The Knights...
  • Cardinal Would Refuse Communion to Pro-Gay Marriage Catholic Legislators

    11/16/2014 2:11:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    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...
  • The Removal of a Great Cardinal - his head on a plate

    11/12/2014 4:47:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 73 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 12, 2014 | Roberto de Mattei
    The Pope inasmuch as he is supreme pastor of the universal Church, has full right to remove a bishop or cardinal from his office, even a distinguished one. A well-known case was the one of Cardinal Louis Billot (1846-1931). He was one of the greatest theologians of the 20th Century, who replaced his cardinal’s hat into the hands of Pius XI, with whom he had had differences regarding Action Francaise, and ended his days, as a simple Jesuit, at the house of his order in Galloro. Another striking case is Cardinal Josef Mindszenty, who was removed by Paul VI from...
  • An evil site and occasion of sin. Wherein Fr. Z rants (Catholic Caucus)

    11/10/2014 1:31:46 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 9, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    UPDATE BELOW (Fishwrap closed it’s comments.)___ Original Published on: Nov 9, 2014 ___ An evil site and occasion of sin - Wherein Fr. Z rants [ 6:15 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1114) If ever you needed proof of what an evil site and occasion of sin the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) has become, just have a look at the combox under the shameful post by Michael Sean Winters about the reassignment of Card. Burke. HEREI undershot when I used the image of a “Lord of the Flies Dance” to describe what was about to...
  • Today Is A Day Of Shame For The Catholic Church

    11/09/2014 3:52:53 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 45 replies
    Restore-DC-Catholicism ^ | 11/8/14 | Restore-DC-Catholicism
    We knew this would happen since September. The announcement appeared today on the Vatican website that Cardinal Raymond Burke has been removed from his post as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and will now be patron of the Order of Malta. Until today, Burke was the highest ranking American in the Vatican, overseeing the Vatican's highest court. Now his position is largely ceremonial. Ladies and gentlemen, make no mistake about it. Cardinal Burke, for all his loyal and impeccable service to the Church, has been shamefully insulted by the Pope. Some will wince at that last statement, but it is...
  • Pope officially demotes conservative American Cardinal Raymond Burke

    11/09/2014 8:12:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 11.8.2014 | Thor Benson
    VATICAN CITY, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- After speaking out against statements of Pope Francis that appear to be very lenient toward homosexuals in the church, Cardinal Raymond Burke has been removed from his position as leader of the Vatican's highest court. The pope has worked on a draft of the synod of bishops that included welcoming homosexual people into the Catholic church, to some degree. That part did not make it to the final draft, but it did stir things up in the church. Around this time, Cardinal Raymond Burke told Buzzfeed "the pope is not free to change the...
  • Conservative Cardinal Burke loses another Vatican post

    11/08/2014 7:59:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    VATICAN CITY — American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who championed campaigns to deny Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion, was removed by Pope Francis from another top Vatican post on Saturday. The removal of Burke as head of the Holy See's supreme court was widely expected in Catholic Church circles. While he was archbishop of St. Louis, from 2003 to 2008, he led fellow American bishops in campaigns to stop giving Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support legalized abortion. He has questioned some of the pontiff's pronouncements and approaches. Last year, Francis took Burke off the Vatican's powerful...
  • Thank Cardinal Burke for his Vatican Service [Petition]

    11/09/2014 10:36:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/8/14
    Background: On Nov. 8, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had removed Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the strongest pro-life and pro-family voices in the Catholic Church, from his position as the prefect of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura. Cardinal Burke has instead been named patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a largely ceremonial role. For the past 6 years, Cardinal Burke has served at the Vatican, after he was called there by Pope Benedict, heading up the highest court of the Catholic Church. Among Cardinal Burke’s many actions in defense of the truths of life and family has...
  • Francis the Unmerciful: Cardinal Burke Dismissed and "Shoved Off"

    11/09/2014 9:09:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/9/14 | Giuseppe Nardiimage
    Rome) Since last September there have been rumors, now it has become reality. Pope Francis has removed the US Cardinal Raymond Burke as Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and appointed him Cardinal Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Thus, the cardinal is removed from Church leadership, to which he belonged as head of the Supreme Court. Vindictive Retaliation by Pope Only a few weeks after the completion of the Synod of Bishops the "sending away" of the cardinal appears as revenge and retaliation by Pope Francis. So the reigning pope seems to have acted in quite a...
  • Bishop Athanasius, Cardinal Burke and St Basil

    11/08/2014 6:50:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The hermeneutic of continuity ^ | November 6, 2014 | Fr Tim Finigan
    Bishop Athanasius Schneider is well-known for his excellent books Dominus Est: It is the Lord, and Corpus Christi: Holy Communion and the Renewal of the Church in which he argues for greater reverence for the Blessed Sacrament and particularly for a return to the practice of receiving Holy Communion in the traditional manner, kneeling and receiving on the tongue. I heard him speak and had the privilege of meeting him in 2009 in Estonia and again earlier this year at a meeting of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Bishop Schneider is a holy man and has a great love for...
  • [Retiring A.G. Eric ] Holder aims vulgarity at critics in email

    11/07/2014 11:24:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Tucker
    ".................In one email from March 2011, after being sent a news story about the Fast and Furious investigation, Holder told staff, "I hope there is another side to the story." Later, after the ATF deputy director assured Holder aides that "we did not allow guns to walk," Holder responded to staff with, "Do they really, really know?" That August, Holder was told by staff that about 25 U.S. attorneys was upset that the resignation of Dennis Burke, then the U.S. attorney in Arizona, was announced simultaneously with the reassignment of ATF Acting Director Ken Melson. Holder wondered "why wouldn't we...
  • Cardinal Burke's full interview with Spanish magazine Vida Nueva

    11/07/2014 6:23:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 7, 2014 | New Catholic
    The interview of Cardinal Burke with Spanish Catholic weekly Vida Nueva is now very well-known due to the expression, "a rudderless ship", but taken out of context. Below, you will find the full translation of the interview (we thank Rorate's Spanish-language partners at Adelante la Fe - Rorate en Espańol for providing us the original text) Interview Raymond Leo Burke "It seems to many that the Church's ship has lost its compass." US Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is considered one of the representatives of the Curial sector most resistant to change, as he demonstrates by deeming "critical" the current moment,...
  • Wisconsin early voting vs 2012 recall election

    11/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by DCdude · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/04/2014 | AP
    With more than 289,000 ballots received as of Monday, Wisconsin has significantly increased its 2010 pre-election turnout, when Republican Scott Walker first claimed the governor's seat. This time, he's aiming for a second term that could set up a run for president in 2016.
  • Cardinal [Burke] Forbidden To Say [old-rite] Mass [in Austria]

    11/02/2014 5:45:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Gloria.TV News ^ | 10/30/14
    Coming Wednesday Cardinal Raymond Burke was supposed to celebrate an old-rite Mass in the Vienna parish church of St. Leopold which belongs to the very rich monastery of Klosterneuburg. But the Mass was cancelled. The provost of Klosterneuburg, Father Bernhard Backovsky has personally forbidden the local pastor to allow the Cardinal to celebrate.
  • FREEP This Poll: Who do you support in the race for Wisconsin Governor

    11/02/2014 9:38:52 AM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 17 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/02/2014 | Tribune editorial board
    Wisconsinites go to the polls Tuesday to make a very important decision — choosing our next chief executive for the next four years. Before we review the credentials of incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his main challenger, Democrat Mary Burke, it’s vital to realize that your vote Tuesday is not about the past but indeed about the future. It’s about selecting a leader you think will do the best job helping make Wisconsin a better place to live and work.
  • Cardinal Burke cites widespread fear that Church is 'like a ship without a helm' (Cath Caucus)

    11/01/2014 2:15:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 31, 2014 | Diogenes
    Many Catholics today have “a strong sense that the Church is like a ship without a helm,” Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview with a Spanish publication. The American cardinal, who has become a focal point for the concerns of conservative Catholics, told Vida Nueva that many people have spoken to him about their fears for the direction of the Church. “They are feeling a bit seasick because they feel the Church’s ship has lost its bearings,” he said. Cardinal Burke stressed that “I do not wish it to seem like I am speaking out against the Pope.” Rather,...