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  • 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,...
  • Cardinal says church under Pope Francis is a ‘rudderless ship’

    10/31/2014 2:15:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 31, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) American Cardinal Raymond Burke, the feisty former archbishop of St. Louis who has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda, likened the Roman Catholic Church to “a ship without a rudder” in a fresh attack on the pope’s leadership. In an interview with the Spanish Catholic weekly Vida Nueva, published Thursday (Oct. 30), Burke insisted he was not speaking out against the pope personally but raising concern about his leadership. “Many have expressed their concerns to me. At this very critical moment, there is a strong sense that the church is like...
  • New Trek source: Mary Burke ‘was tossed out’ (WI)

    10/30/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago. Until this week, Burke claimed her success at Trek was evidence she ought to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in next week’s election. Wisconsin Reporter revealed Tuesday that Burke’s family terminated her in 1993, following her disastrous performance in the company’s European business unit, according to multiple former Trek executives and employees. Burke responded Wednesday to the allegations by clarifying that her position was “eliminated”...
  • AP's Scott Bauer Effectively Admits That Media Didn't Vet Mary Burke

    10/30/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumé is not what her campaign's web site says it is. Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trek’s expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before...
  • BOMBSHELL: Report Claims WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume

    10/29/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/14 | Avner Zarmi
    Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burke’s career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment. The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsin’s commerce secretary. Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycle’s European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was...
  • Last Marquette poll before election Walker 50 Burke 43 among likely voters

    10/29/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT · by DCdude · 5 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/28/2014 | craig gilbert
    Dan O'Donnell ‏@DanODradio 2m2 minutes ago There is literally no good news for Mary Burke in this new @MULawPoll. None.
  • Trek sources: Mary Burke’s (WI Dem gov challenger to Walker) family fired her for incompetence

    10/29/2014 9:15:45 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10/28/14 | M.D. Kittle
    ...In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter...Managers in Europe used to call Burke “pit bull on crack” or “Attila the Hun,” one source said.
  • Trek sources: Mary Burke’s family fired her for incompetence

    10/29/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 10-28-14 | M.D. Kittle
    In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has said she was just burned out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her family’s Waterloo-based global manufacturer. In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter. The sales team threatened to quit if Burke was not removed from her position as director of European Operations, according to Gary Ellerman, who served as...
  • Democrats Walk Out on Another Obama Campaign Stump Speech

    10/29/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night President Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail to stump for Wisconsin Democrat Mary Burke, who is challenging Governor Scott Walker. During Obama's speech, in particular the moment when he encouraged people to vote and to knock on doors for Burke, people were caught on video filing out of the room. Camera Catches Crowd Slowly Exiting Mary Burke Rally While Obama Speaks Last week the same thing happened when President Obama spoke in deep blue Maryland.
  • All in: Democrats plan full-court press to defeat Walker

    10/24/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Scott Walker appeared to be pulling away from Mary Burke. He led by nearly six points in the respected Marquette Law poll, had cracked 50, and enjoyed a 13-point cushion with independent voters. Then came MU’s mid-October survey, in which Walker’s lead vanished completely, with the race deadlocked at 47. All three of those data points represented noticeable departures from most polling trends, but the top line number showed an exact tie — which mirrors the RCP average. The last three polls of the contest have produced a tie, a Burke lead of one point, and Walker edge of the...
  • Full transcript of the BuzzFeed interview with Cardinal Burke

    10/20/2014 7:37:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicismPure.Wordpress.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Catholicism Pure & Simple
    Full transcript of the BuzzFeed interview with Cardinal BurkePosted on October 19, 2014 by Catholicism Pure & Simple As an update to the post on the BuzzFeed telephone interview with Cardinal Burke, here is the full transcript of that interview:At the request of many readers, BuzzFeed News has published a full transcript of its interview with Cardinal Burke in which he confirms his removal from the Catholic Church’s highest court.posted on Oct. 18, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.BuzzFeed News reporter J. Lester Feder spoke with Cardinal Raymond Burke Friday morning via Skype to discuss the Extraordinary Synod on the Family and...
  • Full Text of Cardinal Burke's Major Interview to Il Foglio on the Synod

    10/16/2014 10:45:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/13/14 | Alessandro Gnocchi
    The world likes Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke very little or not at all. And , if it is possible, the Church likes him even less than does the world. On the other hand, this 66 year- old American from Richland Center, Wisconsin, has done everything as a Catholic to successfully carry out his intent to set a fire under the consciences of Christians who are all too inclined to tepidity. He participates in the Marches for Life, he says that Communion is not to be given to those politicians who support abortion laws, he denounces the rapid progression of the...
  • Poll: Scott Walker's 5 Point Lead Disappeared

    10/15/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10-15-2014 | Daniel Strauss
    A new Marquette Law School poll finds the Wisconsin gubernatorial race tied with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke each getting 47 percent support among likely voters. The most recent Marquette poll's findings, released on Wednesday, contrast a previous Marquette poll which showed Walker leading Burke by 5 percentage points. The most recent poll's findings underscore what other polls have shown about the race: that Walker and Burke are only separated by a small margin. The new Marquette poll also suggests that Burke has, at the very least, not totally lost her chance to win the race...
  • Cardinal Burke says statement from Pope Francis defending Catholic teaching is ‘long overdue’

    10/14/2014 1:51:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Patrick B. Craine
    In a candid interview Monday, Cardinal Raymond Burke voiced the concerns of many of his brothers in the Synod hall and lay Catholic activists throughout the world that the public presentation of the Synod has been manipulated by the organizers in the General Secretariat. He strongly criticized yesterday’s Relatio post disceptationem, or “report after the debate,” which the Catholic lay group Voice of the Family had called a “betrayal,” saying it proposes views that "faithful shepherds ... cannot accept," and betrays an approach that is "not of the Church." He called on Pope Francis to issue a statement defending Catholic...
  • Prayer of Exorcism by Pope Leo XIII

    10/12/2014 7:06:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    MarianCatechist ^ | Pope Leo XIII
    A beautiful prayer (a minor exorcism) that anyone can pray to ask Our Lord to drive the lingering influence of Satan away from a place. Recommended by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal for use by the laity, August 2, 2014
  • INTERVIEW: CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE--CHANGING CHURCH LANGUAGE IS 'NEITHER POSSIBLE NOR DESIRABLE'

    10/12/2014 5:42:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Thomas D. Williams PH.D.
    “If the Church wishes to be clear in her teaching,” a change in ecclesial language “is neither possible nor desirable,” Cardinal Raymond Burke told Breitbart in an interview on Sunday.
  • Cardinal Burke: Media hijacking Synod on the Family

    09/23/2014 4:45:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    cna ^ | September 23, 2014 | Ann Schneible
    Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, speaks with CNA Sept. 15, 2014. Credit: Joaquin Piero Perez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 23, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Next month's Synod on the Family has undergone an attempted hijacking by some media sources, which are fueling expectations that impossible changes will be made to Church doctrine, said the head of the Church's highest court. “I don’t think you have to be brilliant to see that the media has, for months, been trying to hijack this Synod,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect for the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura –...
  • Race for Governor: Walker Up 4 in New CBS News/New York Times Poll

    09/13/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 9-12-14 | Kyle Maichle
    NEW YORK – Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) holds a four point lead in a CBS News/New York Times/YouGov poll. The poll of 1,473 likely voters shows Governor Walker up 49 to 45 percent over Mary Burke with five percent undecided. The poll was conducted from August 18th to September 2nd with the margin of error being at plus or minus four percent. The last two polls issued by Marquette Law School and We Ask America have found Mary Burke up by two to four percentage points among likely voters. The newest edition of the Marquette Law School Poll will be...
  • ‘We have to judge acts’: Vatican’s Cardinal Burke dismantles ‘Who am I to judge?’

    09/05/2014 3:02:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 4, 2014 | John Henry Westen
    Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court – the Apostolic Signatura – has given a lengthy televised interview in which he decisively rectifies the false notions about Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge” quote that has been used frequently to suggest a change in Church teaching on the matter of homosexuality. Host Thomas McKenna of Catholic Action Insight questioned Cardinal Burke about instances where people must make judgments in light of Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge” phrase.  “We have to judge acts, we have to,” Cardinal Burke replied. “All day long we make judgments with...
  • Mary Burke won't appear with Obama at holiday rally

    08/29/2014 7:03:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-28-14 | Scott Bauer
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won't take the stage with President Barack Obama when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, marking the second presidential visit to Wisconsin that will pass without Burke's involvement. Both Burke and Obama will be at the "Laborfest" celebration of organized labor that attracts thousands to the shore of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, but Burke will be meeting privately with the president and not speaking, said her spokesman Joe Zepecki on Thursday. Republicans, including Gov. Scott Walker's campaign, said Burke was ducking Obama because his approval ratings have dipped below 50 percent in...
  • Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

    08/28/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Bill Glauber
    Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 27, 2014 A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. No further details were available for Monday's visit, but multiple media sources said that Obama will be attending Laborfest at Maier Festival Park. A White House official later confirmed the president would visit the city for an event Monday. Obama was a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and Madison during the 2012 campaign, and was here in 2010 for Laborfest, speaking to a crowd of...
  • Walker’s in, the left fires first, and the War for Wisconsin is on

    04/16/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    Literally minutes after Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch officially announced their re-election campaign Tuesday, a Hillary Clinton front group rolled out its attack machine against the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential hopeful. American Bridge, backed by big-money liberal donor George Soros, “welcomed” Walker and his “failed job creation promise to the Wisconsin governor’s race.” The liberal “research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words” by employing liberal spin, made its first sortie an all-out assault on Walker’s jobs record, criticizing the governor’s failure to date to hit his ambitious pledge that the...
  • Canon Fire: Burke vs. Wuerl

    04/07/2014 5:10:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 2014 | Christopher Manion
    In his guest column “On ‘Politicizing’ the Eucharist” (Dec.), Fr. Regis Scanlon explains the wisdom of canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which reads, “Those who are excommunicated…and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” The argument over the canon’s application is not going to go away soon. Recent events, however, have significantly affected the prospects for applying this canon to pro-abortion politicians in the U.S.
  • ‘Prime act of pastoral charity’ to deny pro-abortion politicians Communion: Cardinal Burke

    03/21/2014 8:15:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3//20/14 | Peter Baklinski
    ROME, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The priest’s refusal to give Holy Communion is a prime act of pastoral charity, helping the person in question to avoid sacrilege and safeguarding the other faithful from scandal,” said American Cardinal Raymond Burke in an interview published exclusively in English today by LifeSiteNews. Burke was responding to the question of how a priest should proceed when he encounters a Catholic politician presenting him or herself for Communion while at the same time publicly supporting abortion or homosexual “marriage.” “The exclusion of those who persist in manifest and grave sin, after having been duly...
  • Hated textbook gets Reagan’s dark side half right

    02/25/2014 4:14:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-25-14 | Ian Huyett
    Conservative student group Turning Point USA caused a stir last week by posting pages online from a textbook used at the University of South Carolina. The book calls Ronald Reagan “sexist” and says conservatives “take a basically pessimistic view of human nature” — one in which “people are conceived of as being corrupt.” Several avowed conservatives balked not just at the negative portrayal of Reagan but also at the idea that the conservative persuasion contains a measure of pessimism. On this point, the textbook is right and they are wrong. Russell Kirk was the man credited by William F. Buckley...
  • POPE FRANCIS AND THE CHAPUT SHOCKER

    02/10/2014 2:42:51 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | February 10, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS
    Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the Congregation for Bishops.The New York Times, NPR, NBC and a host of other secular and Catholic news outlets went berserk, seeing in Pope Francis’ decision the promise of a radical reorientation of the curia.At the time, I proposed a counter-narrative: Pope Francis is not about to purge “conservatives” from the curia and we shouldn’t read too much into the Burke news.Well, my counter-narrative received a big boost last week.You shouldn’t feel bad, of course,...
  • From Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine … to you

    01/21/2014 7:40:42 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1-11-14 | RAMESH PONNURU
    Edmund Burke’s conservative version thought liberty and equality were cultural achievements ‘built up over countless generations of social trial and error.’ Sometimes the deepest differences in politics aren’t about the conclusions people draw but the way they reach them. The British statesman Edmund Burke and the Anglo-American revolutionary Thomas Paine both favored free trade, for example, but for different reasons. The radical Paine believed that free trade would spread rationality and enlightenment and thus help bring war and tyranny to an end. The conservative Burke thought that government interference with trade would likely do more harm than good. The difference...
  • Cardinal Dolan’s Religious-Liberty Win

    12/18/2013 4:36:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review The Corner ^ | 12-17-13 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    This has been a fascinating morning. You’d think a leading news story of the day would be: Cardinal Dolan wins in court against the Obama administration, given the Eastern court in New York yesterday issued a permanent injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate. Wait. Didn’t the president and vice president of the United States tell us the Catholics were all cool with this mandate, that there was no longer a controversy, that their religious liberty had been satisfactorily accommodated? Even before that, didn’t the president of the United States accuse Catholic bishops of...
  • Has the Vatican Excommunicated Pelosi? (8 things to know and share)

    09/26/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 25, 2013 | JImmy Akin
    Has Nancy Pelosi (finally) been excommunicated for her outrageous support of abortion? Recently a series of stories burbled through the mainstream media suggesting that Nancy Pelosi has been excommunicated or denied Communion by the Vatican. Pelosi is a passionately pro-abortion California politician who describes herself as “a devout Catholic.” She has long been a foe of the pro-life movement. What’s the truth behind the story? Here are 8 things to know and share . . .  1) What’s the origin of this story? The story has its roots in an interview that was given by Cardinal Raymond Burke to the...
  • Cardinal Burke: No Communion for Nancy Pelosi and Pro-Abortion Politicians

    09/23/2013 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Catholics and pro-life advocates of other religious persuasions have wondered for years why House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has been an ardent abortion activist for years, continues to receive communion. In a new interview with The Wanderer, a Catholic newspaper, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, sheds light on Pelosi and communion. He issues a call for pro-abortion politicians to be denied the sacrament — saying that Catholic Canon law must be applied to them. From the interview: Q. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, when recently questioned at a press...
  • ICYMI: Democrats Dysfunction: More Dispute Over Mary Burke

    08/06/2013 1:21:02 PM PDT · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Wisconsin GOP ^ | 8-6-13 | Wisconson GIP
    As the Democratic Party of Wisconsin continues to provide staff support to Madison millionaire Mary Burke and hold meetings behind closed doors to clear the field for her, Party leaders continue to cry foul over the out-of-touch candidate’s viability. Here’s what Democrats have said so far this week about the would-be candidate for Governor: “I was at an event with Mary Burke the other day…She’s got the charisma of a turnip.” [1] -Democrat Rep. Brett Hulsey, on Burke’s candidacy. “But I have been talking with people, listening to what they have to say, and I keep hearing over and over...