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  • 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...
  • Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus (Requested by Cardinal Burke for the 2014 Synod)

    10/12/2015 12:31:24 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | October 15, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    (Taken from both Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus: Roman Catholic Man and Chaplet or Crown of the Holy Face: The chaplet has for its object the honoring of the five senses of our Lord Jesus Christ and of entreating God for the triumph of His Church. The chaplet is composed of a cross, 39 beads, six of which are large, and 33 of which are small. The 33 small beads represent the 33 years of the mortal life of our Lord. The first 30 recall to mind the 30 years of His private life, and are divided...
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Raymond Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, murderers are all the same

    03/27/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Religion News Service (RNS) ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Gibson
    When Pope Francis last year effectively demoted U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke by moving him out of a senior post in the Vatican to a largely ceremonial role as head of a Rome-based Catholic charity, it was viewed as a way to sideline one of the pontiff’s most outspoken critics on the right ... Now the American churchman has spoken out again, telling an interviewer that gay couples and divorced and remarried Catholics who are trying to live good and faithful lives are still like “the person who murders someone and yet is kind to other people.” ...
  • Exclusive: Cardinal Burke Interview With Rorate Caeli

    03/02/2015 6:02:13 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/3/15 | Adfero
    Last week, Rorate Caeli interviewed Raymond Cardinal Burke via telephone on numerous topics. Nothing was off the table for this interview and His Eminence was incredibly generous with his time. He showed himself to be brilliant and yet filled with humility. And his care and concern for traditional Catholics must be acknowledged and appreciated. In this wide-ranging interview, His Eminence talked about issues ripped from the news such as: Vatican officials threatening to sue bloggers; more priests coming under his authority; the dismantling of the Franciscans of the Immaculate; how traditional Catholics can save their souls in this modern world...
  • Vatican Alleged to Have Intercepted Synod Book

    02/25/2015 3:03:41 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/25/15 | Edward Pentin
    A Vatican department allegedly intercepted over a hundred copies of a new book written by five cardinals to prevent it being read by the majority of participants of a synod last October called by Pope Francis. “Remaining in the Truth of Christ,” a commercially successful book reaffirming Catholic teaching on marriage and the family, was mailed to all the synod fathers in the Paul VI Hall, where the meeting was taking place. Reliable and high level sources allege the head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, ordered they be intercepted because they would “interfere with the...
  • Does Vatican Spokesman Consider Cardinal Burke a Dissenter?

    02/19/2015 9:45:18 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/15 | Austin Ruse
    Father Tom Rosica, frequent official voice of the Vatican and Pope Francis, has sent out a tweet that seems to suggest the Vatican considers American Cardinal Raymond Burke a dissenter from Church teaching. “Dissenter” is a word loaded with negative meaning in the Catholic world. It implies the person disagrees with a fundamental teaching of the Church. Rosica’s tweet was a link to an interview Cardinal Donald Wuerl gave to the Italian newspaper La Stampa that some think was a criticism of his fellow American Cardinal, who was recently demoted by Pope Francis from head of the Vatican Supreme Court...
  • Cardinal Wuerl attacks "brother bishops" as "dissenters"

    02/18/2015 3:13:58 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/18/15 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    It is an open secret in Washington, D.C., that Donald Cardinal Wuerl has effectively banned Raymond Cardinal Burke from entering the Archdiocese of Washington. Several sources have confirmed this to Rorate over the years, stemming from Wuerl's disdain for any priest or bishop who opposes giving Communion to Catholics who publicly dissent from Church teachings. Since Summorum Pontificum was issued by Benedict XVI in 2007, Cardinal Wuerl has instituted numerous obstacles to priests who wish to offer the traditional Latin Mass and sacraments using the 1962 books. Traditional confirmations have been denied, even requests from priests offering to administer the...
  • The Coming Burke-Bergoglio Conflict

    02/09/2015 5:48:12 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 2/9/15 | John Vennari
    Cardinal Raymond Burke made headlines in early February when he said “I will resist” any effort of Pope Francis to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Yes, Cardinal Burke, the former head of the Roman Rota, has a corrupt program to resist, as do we all. It appears Pope Francis has already made up his mind to “allow” divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist. We will later demonstrate Pope Francis’ determination on this point, but will first quote Cardinal Burke. Here are excerpts from Cardinal Burke’s February 8 interview, broadcast on France 2, which spotlighted the...
  • "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 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...
  • Crux Magazine Attacks Cardinal Burke

    01/13/2015 7:24:34 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 1/12/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Rise of Know-Nothing “Catholic” Journalism As events make clearer by the day, Pope Francis is attempting to do at the level of the universal Church what he did as rector of the Jesuits in Argentina: impose his idiosyncratic Latin American vision of the Faith, combining dogma-free popular piety with radical progressivism—the latter undermining the former as we see with the mass defections from the Church in Argentina and throughout Latin America. Only this explains a Pope who tells the common people to be on guard against the deceptions of the Devil at the same time he affirms atheists, Protestants,...
  • Cardinal Burke and the war against masculinity in the Church

    01/09/2015 7:12:16 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 9, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article which may be found here, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke says, "I think there has been a great confusion with regard to the specific vocation of men in marriage and of men in general in the Church during the past 50 years or so. It’s due to a number of factors, but the radical feminism which has assaulted the Church and society since the 1960s has left men very marginalized. Unfortunately, the radical feminist movement strongly influenced the Church, leading the Church to constantly address women’s issues at the expense of addressing critical issues important to men; the...
  • Radical Feminism is Assaulting the Church, Says Cardinal

    01/08/2015 6:45:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Cardinal Burke said the Church had become feminised in an interview this weekThe Catholic Church has been assaulted by radical feminism, leading to the marginalisation of men, an American cardinal has said. Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, said that the rise in the influence of radical feminism had distracted the Church, causing her to address women’s issues to the detriment of men. In an interview with the outspoken cardinal said: “I think there has been a great confusion with regard to the specific vocation of men in marriage and of men in general...
  • Angry, irony-challenged feminist mocks Cardinal Burke—and merely proves his point (Cath Caucus)

    01/08/2015 2:41:57 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 8, 2015 | Carl E. Olson
    Cardinal Raymond Burke at the extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome in October 2014 (CNS photo) Kaya Oakes, a revert to Catholicism after spending time as a self-described pro-choice liberal, has penned a little screed—a veritable bundle of befuddlement!—aimed at the recent New Emangelization interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke (which I posted about on Monday). I've not read Oakes' book about her spiritual, uh, arc, which is titled, Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church, but my impression is that she has some—nay, numerous—issues with orthodoxy, or what she apparently calls "Catholic conservatism", which is in...
  • Cardinal Burke on the "man crisis," radical feminism, pornography, liturgical abuse (Cath Caucus)

    01/07/2015 3:21:50 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 5, 2015 | Carl E. Olson
    Cardinal Raymond L. Burke leaves the concluding session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 18, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Matthew James Christoff of the New Emangelization Project has just posted an outstanding interview with Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke that focuses on a number of interrelated issues: the state of men in the Church, the "man crisis", evangelization, marriage, the Mass, and the sacrament of Confession. Here are a few excerpts: On the role played by radical feminism in undermining a needed focus on men: Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke:  I think there has...
  • 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...

    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...
  • Harry Reid Wants to Talk About the Vatican (“We sure do like this new pope”)

    11/27/2014 9:26:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jason Horowitz
    On a recent afternoon in the Senate majority leader’s office, Harry Reid decided he was done talking about his chief of staff, David Krone. Instead, he and his top aide wanted to chat about the Vatican. “We sure do like this new pope,” Mr. Reid said of Pope Francis. After a brief discussion about the pope’s opponents in the Catholic hierarchy, Mr. Reid, a Mormon from Searchlight, Nev., brought up the name of perhaps the pontiff’s most vocal critic, the American cardinal Raymond L. Burke, a once enormously powerful prelate who has lost key Vatican positions under Francis. “How about...
  • Cardinal's demotion helps Pope Francis quell 'conservative backlash' -- for now

    11/21/2014 10:17:39 AM PST · by detective · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Adam Shaw
    Pope Francis is drawing rock star raves for softening the Vatican's image on such issues as homosexuality, capitalism and divorce, but his celebrated tolerance doesn't seem to extend to dissenters within the church, whose conservative revolt came to a halt when the pontiff exiled their de facto leader to obscurity. A recent meeting of bishops unleashed what one Vatican watcher called “a tsunami of conservative backlash" against the pope when it followed an agenda that sought to revisit long-held doctrine on controversial social issues. The most vocal critic was American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who described the Church under Francis as...
  • Cardinal's demotion helps Pope Francis quell 'conservative backlash' -- for now

    11/20/2014 4:48:12 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Shaw
    Pope Francis is drawing rock star raves for softening the Vatican's image on such issues as homosexuality, capitalism and divorce, but his celebrated tolerance doesn't seem to extend to dissenters within the church, whose conservative revolt came to a halt when the pontiff exiled their de facto leader to obscurity. A recent meeting of bishops unleashed what one Vatican watcher called “a tsunami of conservative backlash" against the pope when it followed an agenda that sought to revisit long-held doctrine on controversial social issues. The most vocal critic was American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who described the Church under Francis as...
  • The Pope’s Unforced Error: His demotion of Cardinal Burke could turn out to be a great mistake.

    11/12/2014 8:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2014 | Benedict Kiely
    Vatican politics is notoriously fickle, and media reports about who is in and who is out usually depend on the particular bias of the reporter. However, for months, reports from both the ecclesiastical left and the right were in agreement about the imminent demotion of the leading American cardinal in the Vatican: the Church’s chief justice, or, to give him his proper the title, the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest judicial authority in the Church, after the pope — Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. For once, it seems, the tittle-tattle over the evening limoncello was correct. Burke has been...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Burke: ‘I’m Praying Very Fervently That This Coming Year This Confusion Will Stop’

    10/31/2014 7:54:38 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 30, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Cardinal Raymond Burke, the Prefect of the Sacred Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court of the Catholic Church, said in an interview with recorded Friday that he sees “a very serious responsibility to try to correct as quickly and as effectively as possible the scandal caused by the midterm report” that was published during the synod of bishops discussing the family that met in Rome earlier this month.
  • Cardinal Burke to CWR: confirms transfer, praises pushback, addresses controversy...

    10/20/2014 2:07:47 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/18/14 | Carl E. Olson
    Late yesterday, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, responded to questions sent as a follow-up to his October 14th interview with Catholic World Report. He confirmed that he is leaving his positiion as Prefect, remarked on the reactions against the Relatio released this past Monday, reflected on the importance of the texts issued by the ten small groups, and commented on the recent controversy over an interview given by Cardinal Walter Kasper of Germany. CWR: Not to discount or question other reports, but can you confirm that you will indeed be leaving...
  • Cardinal Burke: I think I’m out

    10/19/2014 3:57:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The departure of Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke from the Apostolic Signatura has been rumored for weeks, but nothing official had been forthcoming. Yesterday, Burke himself confirmed it in an interview with Buzzfeed – kind of. Actually, when one reads Burke’s response, it sounds as if he still hasn’t heard anything official about his future: In the interview with BuzzFeed News, Burke confirmed publicly for the first time the rumors that he had been told Francis intended to demote him from the church’s chief guardian of canon law to a minor post as patron to the Sovereign Military Order of...
  • Pope Harming The Church, Burke Confirms He’s Been Ousted!

    10/17/2014 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Church Militant
    Breaking News From Rome: Burke Confirms He’s Been Ousted! Pope Harming The Church Pope Francis is doing great harm to the church. Those words in public interview from Cardinal Raymond Burke. Cardinal Raymond Burke is the prefect of the Apostolic signatory of or at least he was he has also confirmed for the first time in public the rumor that he has been ousted by Pope Francis
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Breaking: Sources confirm Cardinal Burke will be removed. But will he attend the Synod?

    09/17/2014 11:41:27 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9/17/14 | John-Henry Westen
    Sources in Rome have confirmed to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the Vatican’s highest court, known as the Apostolic Signatura, is to be removed from his post as head of the Vatican dicastery and given a non-curial assignment as patron of the Order of Malta. The timing of the move is key since Cardinal Burke is currently on the list to attend October’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family. He is attending in his capacity as head of one of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, so if he is removed prior to the Synod it could mean...
  • Cardinal Burke: Stick to canon law when closing churches

    05/09/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/9/14 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When considering the suppression of parishes or the closing of church buildings, bishops should hew closely to canon law not simply because it’s a legal requirement of the church, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said, but because it helps foster unity. In a May 7 interview with the Catholic Review, the prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, the Vatican’s highest court, said following proper procedures helps ensure legitimate decisions. “When we don’t follow the requirements of the law, then people rightly claim that they’ve been aggrieved by this,” said Cardinal Burke, who was a featured speaker at the...
  • ‘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 ( – “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...
  • The Demonstration in Rome: Burke, the only Pastor among his Sheep

    01/14/2014 9:31:16 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 1/15/14 | Da Porta Sant'Anna
    "Yesterday [Saturday, January 11, 2014], there was a public demonstration in the Piazza Santi Apostoli led by “Manif pour Tous—Italia”, in defense of the natural family and against the approval of a law concerning homophobia, now in discussion in the Parliament. The purpose of the demonstration (just like those in the past organized in the whole of Italy) is to safeguard freedom of thought and opinion (Article 21 in the Italian Constitution), and to safeguard the natural family, of which the Constitution speaks in Articles 29, 30 and 32, based on marriage between a man and a woman. ...The demonstration...
  • Cardinal Burke: Catholic Employers Cannot Provide Contraceptive Coverage!

    04/10/2012 4:48:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | April 10th, 2012 | Jenn Giroux
    Cardinal Burke: Catholic Employers Cannot Provide Contraceptive Coverage! FaithApril 10th, 2012 Jenn Giroux The upcoming episode of Catholic Action Insight hosted by Thomas McKenna to air on EWTN on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:30pm and April 13 at 9:00pm EST will surely ignite discussion among Catholics on the impending mandate which is an attack on religious liberty.  In this interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke speaks out for the first time in a public interview on matters of faith, religious liberty, and culpability in relation to this threatened mandate for employers.Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (photo credit: “We...
  • ABC Falsely Reports Pope Removed “Outspoken Critic of Abortion” From Vatican Court

    12/17/2013 4:18:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Life News ^ | Matthew Balan
    Tuesday’s Good Morning America simply didn’t have its facts straight in their rush to portray Pope Francis as a crypto-liberal. Amy Robach hyped that the pontiff “removed an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage from a powerful post within the Church. Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke…was head of the Vatican’s highest court.” Robach then asserted that “this move is seen as reinforcing the Pope’s vision for a more inclusive church.” However, Cardinal Burke is still the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura – the equivalent of the Supreme Court for the Catholic Church. The Pope actually declined...
  • Catholic Cardinal: Yes, it’s a sin to comply with the Obamacare mandate

    04/10/2012 10:45:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-10-12 | Tina Korbe
    In the clearest statement of what’s at stake for Catholic employers when it comes to the Obamacare contraception mandate, a leading Catholic cardinal recently said that it is, in fact, a sin for employers to comply with the mandate. Cardinal Raymond Burke told EWTN’s Thomas McKenna that Catholic employers would not only be guilty of material cooperation with sin, but also formal cooperation because they would knowingly and deliberately be providing employees with contraception: ~ ~ ~ Thomas McKenna: “So a Catholic employer, really getting down to it, he does not, or she does not provide this because that way...
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S.

    11/28/2011 8:49:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-28-11 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, November 28, 2011 ( – One of the highest ranking cardinals in the Vatican has said that the United States is “well on the way” to the persecution of Christians. Cardinal Raymond Burke Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and now the head of the Vatican’s highest court, told Catholic News Agency that he could envision a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S., “even by announcing her own teaching,” is accused of “engaging in illegal activity, for instance, in its teaching on human sexuality.” Asked if the cardinal could even see American Catholics being arrested...
  • Vatican officials encouraging push to stop communion for pro-abort pols

    08/05/2011 9:28:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2011 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    ---- ROME, August 4, 2011 ( – Top officials at the Vatican are throwing their support behind pro-life Catholic leaders campaigning against dioceses allowing pro-abortion politicians receive Holy Communion, says one such leader. American Life League President Judie Brown spoke with LifeSiteNews yesterday about her recent trip to Rome, where she spoke with Vatican officials about Communion for pro-abortion politicians and the changing pro-life landscape in America.  Cardinal Raymond Burke told Brown to be “persistent” in her campaign to have Canon 915 enforced, she said. Canon 915 states: “Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed...
  • Cardinal Burke to pray outside Texas abortion clinic

    05/05/2011 11:51:59 AM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 5, 2011 | Staff
    Houston, Texas, May 5, 2011 / 12:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Top Vatican official Cardinal Raymond L. Burke is set to pray and speak out against abortion at Planned Parenthood's new facility expansion in Texas. “Cardinal Burke is a man of great passion for the pro-life cause and is one of the highest ranking U.S. bishops in the church,” said event organizers from the Catholic Charismatic Center on April 28. The cardinal serves as prefect of the Apostolic Signatura for the Vatican in Rome. “His particular presence at this abortion facility will be a very significant moment of official opposition to...
  • Catholic vote swing; plus elevation of Raymond Cardinal Burke are double whammies for Democrats

    11/08/2010 7:55:10 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 8TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Last week we saw a dramatic swing of the Catholic vote back to the Republicans. In 2008 Catholics had voted for Democrats by a wide 55/42 margin making Tuesday’s results all the more stunning. The preliminary numbers show Catholics supported Republicans at a rate of 54/44, almost a complete reversal. Should numbers like these repeat themselves in 2012 the Democrats could be reduced to merely a Northeast and coastal Party with some rare representation in America’s heartland. It’s the Pro life issue While not exclusively comprised of Catholics, the Pro-life “Susan B. Anthony List” (SBAL) targeted 22 pro abortion Democrat...
  • Former Catholic Cardinal, Pro-Abortion Group Blast Communion Denial Quote (McCarrick)

    10/15/2007 4:56:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 59+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/15/07 | Steve Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A former Catholic cardinal and a leading pro-abortion "Catholic" group have blasted comments by St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke who said he would deny communion to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani because of his position favoring abortion. Earlier this month, Burke said he would deny communion to Giuliani. "If the question is about a Catholic who is publicly espousing positions contrary to the moral law, and I know that person knows it, yes I would [deny communion]," Burke told the St. Louis Post Dispatch. He said anyone who administers Catholic communion can't knowingly give it to...