Cardinal Burke not backing off Pelosi and Kerry and the Eucharist

‘In fact, it makes such fundamental sense that I can’t feel badly about it or question [it]’
Pelosi on visit to Vatican

Pelosi on visit to Vatican

The following comes from a Dec. 16 story on CNSNews.com.

To deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians who are Catholic, such as Secretary of State John Kerry, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, “makes perfect sense” because it is a discipline that goes back to St. Paul, “the very first years of the Church,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis and now the chief justice at the Vatican’s highest court.

In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on Dec. 13, Cardinal Burke explained that it is necessary to protect the Sacrament, the Communion wafer offered at Masses, from “being profaned, being violated by someone receiving unworthily,” someone “who knows that he or she is unworthy and yet presumes to come forward and to take the Holy Eucharist.”

Host Arroyo then asked, “Now, over the years, you have said everybody from John Kerry to Nancy Pelosi to Rudy Guiliani–these are public figures who are, by and large, pro-choice, in their public pronouncements, and manifestly so–you’ve said they shouldn’t receive the Sacrament. Now, over the years, you have received such scorn, for that clear teaching, do you ever stop and say, ‘Maybe I should back off a little bit’?”

Cardinal Burke, whose official title is Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, or chief of the Vatican’s highest court, said, “I’ve thought about it because I’ve received very severe criticism, both at the time that I was insisting on applying the discipline and also in my writing and other situations. But I have to say that, I think about it again, the discipline itself, and it’s a consistent discipline from the time of St. Paul, from the very first years of the Church, and it makes perfect sense.”

“In fact, it makes such fundamental sense that I can’t feel badly about it or question [it],” said the cardinal. “The question in my mind is, ‘Why don’t more people understand this?’ Because I don’t consider it to be rocket science or some kind of very unusual insight. It’s something that is natural to our Faith.”

The cardinal continued, “The Holy Eucharist is the most sacred reality. It is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. And I simply wouldn’t approach to receive Holy Communion if I was in a state of sin, and neither would I give Holy Communion to someone who I knew was in a state of sin.”

Before being appointed to the Apostolic Signatura by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008,  Cardinal Burke was the archbishop of the archdiocese of St. Louis, Mo., 2004-2008 and, before that, bishop of the diocese of LaCrosse, Wisc., 1995-2003, appointed by then-Pope John Paul II.

In earlier interviews, Cardinal Burke has explained why, under Church law, pro-abortion Catholics, such as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and  Secretary of State John Kerry must not present themselves for Holy Communion.

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  1. RIGHT ON CARDINAL BURKE!!!!!

    I ONLY PRAY THAT ALL YOUR BROTHER BISHOPS AND OUR HOLY FATHER WILL COME AROUND AND ADHERE TO CANON LAW 915!

    WE LOVE YOU CARDINAL AND WE PRAY FOR YOU!!!!!!!

  2. Cardinal Burke and the gentlemen of the cloth who now control the Catholic church tell us that departing from them and their teaching will cause us to lose our access to salvation, to many of us (and our numbers are constantly increasing), it appears precisely the opposite: the only way to save our souls is to distance ourselves from the “Catholic” claims of Cardinal Burke and those in his camp.

    • B.R., I Aam having a hard time understanding what you are saying in your post. This cardinal is a priest, first and foremost, and is more than aware, as a priest first, that his primary responsibility is to the Eucharist, to protect and ensure that it is properly dispensed to the faithful. Anything short of that would be not only wrong of that priest, but would bring down the Justice of God on him and the poor soul who is in error, and obstinent in that error, as those public “servants” are who deny the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and attempt to receive It unworthily. If anything, the faithful, the truly faithful ought to consider cleaving ever more closely to the good cardinal, and to pray for him as he must stand in the Gap between good and evil, as he must not stray from his primary responsibility to the Eucharist, and to the faithful. In other words, I think you ought to reconsider your view of the good cardinal and seek the Holy Spirit to set your mind and soul straight on this issue.

    • BR – are you saying that everyone should distance themselves from the BIBLE and the “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition”???

      You are dead wrong.
      Pope Francis has asked us to study the CCC.
      Go to “What Catholics REALLY Believe SOURCE” for the Pope’s exact words.
      http://whatcatholicsreallybelieve.com/

  3. Michael McDermott says:

    Bravo – Cardinal Burke! The Church needs more leaders like him, and I think we are finally starting to get some – the pathetic farce of allegedly ‘catholic’ (small ‘c’) Academentia notwithstanding.

    For those wondering why the constant stream of Attacks on the Church (and Pro-Church Message Boards – like this one) are continued by a rather select but mon0-maniacally devoted group of Radical Homosex Harpy Trolls – the following may prove instructive.

    The purpose of such Trolling here – by those who despise the Catholic Faith & Magisterium, and yet employ a lot of ‘churchy-talk’ to Mau Mau the readers –is dis-information:

    SEE
http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_24702232/mean-spirited-online-comments-having-negative-impact-science?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com
‘…

    …readers turning to newspaper and magazine websites for science news may be influenced as much by the comments at the end of the story as they are by the report itself…

    They wrote that: “Simply including an ad hominem attack in a reader comment was enough to make study participants think the downside of the reported technology was greater than they’d previously thought.”

    “The Internet has become a forum for the spread of disinformation.”
    “Unless a comment stream is actively moderated, it inevitably is ruined by bullies, hotheads and trolls,” writes James Fallows, explaining why he does not allow comments on his columns on The Atlantic’s website.

    Our memories are fallible and malleable….

    So while we may think we have brushed aside information that we recognize is without merit, those less than choice tidbits nevertheless color our analyses.
    Our store of information is also subject to subjective manipulation.

  4. St. Christopher says:

    Cardinal Burke is a great man, and one likely targeted for elimination by the Francis Curia. In fact, his fate as being extinguished as an influencing force is virtually assured. No totalitarian regime can succeed when a person of strength also shares power. In political circles, such a person is framed and then taken out behind a building and shot, later being named as a “conspirator” and “traitor” to the nation. We need to pray for Cardinal Burke; he has little chance of survival within the present Church. Perhaps he will be sent off to minister to some out of the way place in Africa, or some tropical island. Of course, he will be silenced. Few more will step up in courage as has Cardinal Burke. More and more we will see cowards and weaklings, like Cardinal Wuerl, put in charge, embracing effeminate clergy, and outright homosexuals (all in the name of being pastoral), and never a word will be seriously said against abortionists (or polygamists, either). Any movement toward seeking the renewal of the Faith is dead; and how long will it be before the liberal bishops seek to re-instate the prior language of the Missal (no, “pro multis” does not really mean, “for many” I guess). Perhaps the Holy Spirit is testing us to see who actually has Faith and what we will do when confronted by apostasy. The rest will come quickly, brownshirts in the night, demanding many little things first — like no kneeling after communion, and hand-holding, and no Mass said Ad Orientum — that kind of thing. All before the big things, which we are all being softened up on even now, like remarried taking communion, women priests, outlawed TLM, general confession, homosexual sex affirmation (marriage a bit later, when all the middle-aged Catholics have died), no Purgatory, and no damnation (and no real need to go to Mass) . . . all the good stuff. Somewhere here and there will remain a validly ordained Bishop, to continue on with the Faith. The Third Secret of Fatima is suggested to continue closely similar warnings.

  5. Let’s pray that other cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests will follow Cardinal Burke’s courageous stand for Catholic doctrine. With God’s blessing, perhaps the pro-abortion California legislators and the “Catholic” Governor will obey the Church’s teaching or cease going to Communion.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Life Lady,

      You wrote a mouthful: ” faithful, the truly faithful” and there lies the crux of the matter!

      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  6. Father Karl says:

    God reward and protect His Excellency, Cardinal Burke. I was deeply saddened to learn he was ‘demoted’ ( shall we say). Being faithful to the Gospel and the apostolic traditions of the Church is often very difficult, and oftentimes it involves persecution emanating from the Church herself. Because of these turbulent times in which we live, it is a blessing from God that men like Cardinal Burke are around to guide us. Perhaps His Excellency will be another Saint Athanasius, who will never give up the truth, no matter how hard it is to defend it. May God love, bless and be with Cardinal Raymond Burke.

    • Saint Padre Pio was banned from publically saying the Mass for two years.
      Unfortunately sometimes persecution comes from within the Church, itself. There are always powerful enemies from within as stated by Pope Benedict.

      Church decree from the Vatican of June 11, 1931: “Padre Pio is to be stripped of all the faculties of his priestly ministry except the fqaculty to celebrate the Holy Mass, which he may continue to do provided it is done in private, within the walls of the friary, in the inner chapel, and not publically in the Church.”

      May God bless Cardinal Burke.

      • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

        Oscar,
        I do believe that the same Pope who did that to Padre Pio, allowed the Masons in the Vatican to talk him into betraying the Cristerso by forcing them under pain of excommunication to lay down THEIR arms while the Masonis Callesistas kept theirs resulting in the slaughter of over 5000 Cristeros AFTER THE ARMISTICE HAD BEEN AGREED TO!

        May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
        Viva Cristo Rey!
        God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
        Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director
        Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

        • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

          The above should have read “allowed the Masons in…..” , “betraying the Cristeros”, and “while the Masonic”.

          May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
          Viva Cristo Rey!
          God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
          Kenneth M. Fisher

  7. R.B. Rodda says:

    Pope Francis recently made a very wise move when he replaced Burke with Cardinal Donald Wuerl as a member of the Congregation for Bishops.

    While Burke’s strident tone no doubt brings him the attention he personally seeks and riles-up his small number of groupies, it does little else but offend — it certainly doesn’t save any lives or bring more souls (back) to the Church.

    Wuerl and Burke hold very similar views but Wuerl communicates them to the faithful in a far more pastoral and positive way — a lot more like Pope Francis. In the end those more like Wuerl and less like Burke are the ones that will be responsible for growing and purifying the Catholic Church.

    Bravo, Pope Francis. Yet another win for God’s Church!

    • He really isn’t strident at all. He is a churchman. In recent interviews he expressed that he was waiting to see if he would keep his positions. I think Cardinal Burke is very humble and has no idea of the personality cult that has developed around him. If he did, he would never encourage it. He is another one who is happiest in Eucharistic Adoration and praying his Rosary.

    • “While Burke’s strident tone no doubt brings him the attention he personally seeks and riles-up his small number of groupies, it does little else but offend — it certainly doesn’t save any lives or bring more souls (back) to the Church.”

      RB Rodda, Speaking of drawing attention to yourself, RB, birds of the same feather are revealed when they flock together. Perhaps you have forgotten how you let your own emotions get the better of you when you slipped up and got pretty riled-up thus evaporating your own “groupie” cover months ago when you undermined another faithful priest. This pastor that you also undermined was speaking up and protecting his flock from joining in with the homosexualization of the Boy Scouts of America. Father Dariusz Oko is right. The network is active, alive and undermining Church teaching. continued

      • Continued from above post on
        December 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        THE MODERN DAY SCOURGE OF GRAVE SPIRITUAL NEGLECT NOW MASKED AS A GOOD KNOWN AS PASTORAL SENSITIVITY

        #1. Deceased recipient of years of the modern day scourge known as spiritual neglect and ongoing pastoral sensitivity: Ted Kennedy

        #2. Living recipients of the modern day scourge known as spiritual neglect now masked as ongoing pastoral sensitivity: Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Jerry Brown, Gov. Cuomo, John Kerry. Rudy Guiliaini, Kathleen Sebellius,

        #3. Most innocent deceased victims of the modern day scourge of spiritual neglect and ongoing pastoral sensitivity: Aborted babies whose deaths were legislated by those spiritually neglected recipients receiving years of ongoing pastoral sensitivity.

        Taken from Wikianswers: “How many babies have been aborted in America since Roe v. Wade?

        Answer: Abortion statistics are never specific, as the procedure is protected under the right to privacy laws.

        However, it has been estimated that 3,000 are done daily. If you multiply that by the number of years that aborion has been legal, you get a large number. If you’re curious, I guess you could multiply 3,000 x (years abortions has been legal) x 365 (to show the days in those years) + 3,000 x a few days (for Leap Days).

        If you’re not satisfied with this answer (I’m not), check this out. The Alan Gutmacher Institute, a leading proponent of abortion on demand, claims that there have been more than 50 million abortions in the U.S. since Roe Vs. Wade”

        How pastorally sensitive RB Rodda!

    • Cardinal Wuerl gives Holy Communion to those obstinately/publically in Mortal Sin – politicians as well as admitted practicing homosexuals. (Remember the lesbian at the Funeral from his Diocese in Washington, DC.)
      Thus he participates.

    • Narcissists hate everyone. They have to strike out at those they deem imperfect because they are afraid of their own imperfections. They make other people miserable because they are so miserable themselves. God have mercy on all of us. We all have narcissistic tendencies but those with the disorder are considered beyond help because they can’t admit anything is wrong with them. If they are confronted, they always have to find a fatal flaw in their challenger. If they can’t find one, they’ll invent it. They are interesting specimens but torturous to deal with. Psychologists advise avoiding them. Or at least ignoring them.

      • ” If they are confronted, they always have to find a fatal flaw in their challenger. If they can’t find one, they’ll invent it.”

        Anonymous, That is exactly what we told Father Guarnizo when discussing your vicious post about the parish staff finding Father difficult to get along with. Father is more than familiar with these kind of disorders and attacks and he also forgives you.

        • Catherine, what vicious post are you talking about? Hopefully, you are supporting Father Guarnizo in his pro-life efforts. You know that he tried to stop that abortionist that got sent to prison, don’t you? Who is the “we” you say are talking to him? About me? I am glad he forgives me but I did nothing to him. In fact, he knows that I support him.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Rodda,

      You mean like “I will not use the Eucharist as a weapon”! thus encouraging the GREAT SIN OF SACRILEGE!

      Did you even know that Sacrilege is a very very serious Moral sin, more serious than even murder?

      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  8. donald byrnes says:

    If you love someone you will warn them about doing something that brings “judgment upon himself” (1 cor 11: 27-29)

  9. Please read this in entirety, and you will see how sinful (Sacriligous) it is for Cardinals/Bishops/Priests to give the Body and Blood of Our Lord to those who remain obstinately in Mortal Sin such as those politicians who vote in favor of laws supporting abortion, contraception, sodomy marriage, voluntary sterilization, etc.
    ” Discipline Regarding the Denial of Holy Communion to Those Obstinately Persevering in Manifest Grave Sin ” – by Cardinal Burke
    http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/holycom/denial.htm

    In addition if your Diocese Bishop or Priest (including Cardinal Wuerl, etc.) give Holy Communion to politicians who support mortal sin by their public votes – remind him of this:
    CCC: ” 1868 Sin is a personal act. Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
    - by participating directly and voluntarily in them;
    - by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;
    - by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;
    - by protecting evil-doers.
    &
    CCC: ” 2286 Scandal can be provoked by laws or institutions, by fashion or opinion.
    Therefore, they are guilty of scandal who establish laws or social structures leading to the decline of morals and the corruption of religious practice, or to social conditions that, intentionally or not, make Christian conduct and obedience to the Commandments difficult and practically impossible.
    This is also true of business leaders who make rules encouraging fraud, teachers who provoke their children to anger, or manipulators of public opinion who turn it away from moral values.”
    (Scandal is a Mortal Sin and can lead to the loss of Souls.)

    • Paul, Cardinal Raymond Burke has reportedly expressed his profound sorrow that “the failure of knowledge and application of the canon law … contributed significantly to the scandal of the sexual abuse of minors by the clergy in some parts of the world.”
      His remarks, as far as they go, reveal a serious misunderstanding of the deeper nature of the clergy sex abuse crisis. Not to face its larger and, in the eyes of many, more troubling dimension, is to make it all the more unlikely we will ever get beyond it. What makes the cardinal’s seemingly inadequate analysis all the more shocking is that he holds a critical position of authority within our church. As head of our church’s highest court, the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, any inability – or unwillingness – to face, examine and respond to the scandal, now over a quarter century old, only adds to the crisis and feeds an already widespread pessimism that our church leaders are not up to the task. Is it personality or structure? Is it the makeup of the leadership or the way that leadership carries out (or fails to carry out) its duties? What is especially bothersome about Cardinal Burke’s inadequate analysis of the abuse scandal is it comes after decades of news coverage and studies, civil and ecclesial, which suggest far larger institutional challenges than wayward priests who have failed to live by canon law.

  10. May God Bless His faithful Shepherd, Cardinal Raymond Burke.

  11. Maryanne Leonard says:

    I thought Cardinal Burke had bee excused by Pope Francis from his Vatican duties, or did I not hear that correctly?

  12. Want to empty Catholic Church pews overnight? Just starting enforcing a Communiton ban on any Catholic that opposes church teaching on birth control, supports abortion, supports gay rights, or supports married clergy. While most Catholics oppose abortion, denying Communion to those that do is just one short step from denying Communion to birth control supporters and other adherents to policies the Church agrees or disagrees with. Where do you draw the line in denying Communion? How many people do you kick out before Rome says “call off the dogs”, they’re all leaving!

    • good cause, we must NEVER approve of SACRILEGE against the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
      MORTAL SIN can NEVER be approved for the importance you place on finances – lots of people in the pews who do their own thing – including set bad examples by their mortal sins.
      I would rather have a smaller, but legitimately Catholic Church, not the devil’s workshop as you propose.
      Saving Souls must be the only goal.

      CCC: ” 1759 “An evil action cannot be justified by reference to a good intention” (cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, Dec. praec. 6). The end does not justify the means.”

    • Good, a smaller but holier Church

  13. Steve Phoenix says:

    Rodda: “Pope Francis recently made a very wise move when he replaced Burke with Cardinal Donald Wuerl as a member of the Congregation for Bishops.” Rodda, you are correct that removing Burke from Cong. Bishops was a punishment, but it also prevents Burke from recommending and advancing other strong and clear-voiced teachers of the Faith like him. Just as Pope Francis is contradictory and confused/confusing in his comments (“If a person says that he met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good. For me, this is an important key. If one has the answers to all the questions—that is the proof that God is not with him.” — Pope Francis, America interview, Sept 30, 2013), showing PF is more comfortable with uncertainty and doubt, he doesnt want a clear, definite voice like Burke with a cadre of bishops he would recommend following in his steps.

  14. Pope Francis has responded and responded well by removing Burke from the congreation of Bishiopss,. using communion as a weaponl] is always wrong, just ask the Pope, how Catholic can you get?!

    • Not speaking about our current Pope. But in its history, of the 267 Popes, 12 of them have been bad – including Pope Alexander VI who was a Borgia.
      Most Popes are not Saints – only 78 are canonized.

      If you want to know the truth about the Doctrine of the Catholic Church, read the “Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition”, not some quotes that can be taken out of context.
      Sacrilege is a MORTAL SIN.
      Pope Francis has asked all of us to study the CCC.
      “What Catholics REALLY Believe SOURCE” http://whatcatholicsreallybelieve.com/ for the Pope’s quote and official link to his statement.

      CCC: ” 2120 Sacrilege consists in profaning or treating unworthily the sacraments and other liturgical actions, as well as persons, things, or places consecrated to God.
      Sacrilege is a grave sin especially when committed against the Eucharist, for in this sacrament the true Body of Christ is made substantially present for us.”

  15. Cardinal Burke is a loyal prince of the Catholic Church, and he is serving God with joy and gladness. Those who despise him, despise Christ, whom Cardinal Burke represents. While we all have many gifts, we all also have strengths and weaknesses. Standing up for the holy traditions of the Catholic Church has NEVER been a weakness, but a STRONG POINT. Bravo to His Eminence, Cardinal Burke for standing firm in his principles, which are totally correct.May God protect and preserve us from the politically correct who will do anything to be accepted, and appreciated. Ave Maria Purissima!

    • You are correct. Cardinal Burke is a holy man who adheres to the Bible and the CCC.
      Unlike Pope Francis, he understands the USA and its sinfulness, and what it takes to correct people and bring them to God.

      Confusion is the devil’s workshop.

  16. St. Christopher says:

    “R.B. Rodda”: Your comments become more and more foolish. Donald Wuerl is a devastatingly poor Cardinal, in every sense of the word. He repeatedly disobeyed Benedict XVI by virtually outlawing the TLM (or very narrowly permitting it), and refusing to avoid the scandal caused by a Prince of the Church giving communion to people with real political power, who use their Catholic identity to gain votes, and then enable, if not direct, the continued slaughter of millions of innocent babies — trading real life for votes. Cardinal Burke is important in that he stood up and offered concrete reasons why it mattered that pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage politicians were given communion. The reaction of Pope Francis to the screaming crises in the Church is, well, bizarre, and worse. Putting Cardinal Wuerl in the position of assisting in the selection of bishops only assures more weakness, more effeminacy, more Church complicity in evil. He is not a good man, as many of the cardinals and bishops are not good men. At the very least, the few strong Catholics, like Cardinal Burke, offered a counterpoint to what will become a sickening re-opening of the cancer of post-Vatican II insanity that was just in the process of being put to rest. You will be happy, because now fools like Archbishop Muller will say, with a straight face, that the Novus Ordo, and the Vatican II implementation craziness, served to save the Church, to keep less people from leaving. Such comments are intellectually dishonest, factually wrong, and so consistent with the banality of evil coming from the history of dictators, that the last line of Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, comes to mind: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This is only a Church revolution, like others in history, with the winners taking careful aim to eliminate the vanquished (who may not even know it).

    • I didn’t read past the first sentence (I require paragraphs to do so) but I would thank you not to denigrate Cardinal Wuerl in the future. Thanks.

      • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

        Rodda,

        HE taught that “the Truth shall set you free”, apparently you don’t wnat to be free!

        May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
        Viva Cristo Rey!
        God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
        Kenneth M. Fisher

  17. Self-proclaimed (duping) catholics who are political leaders/figures publically standing up against Roman Catholic doctrine on such issues as abortion, euthanasia, and homosexuality are in reality mocking and defying God, thereby deceiving many and leading many souls astray. Should these political leaders/figures be rewarded to receive communion? No, and for two good reasons: 1) they are committing a grave sacrilege receiving the most precious gift of life that God gives us, i.e., His Son, which by their mocking and defying of God only serves as a detriment as it gets them closer in reach of hell’s one-way entrance gate, and 2) they give the world the impression that the Vatican is weak and in greater fear of offending mankind than offending God Himself, so its then apparently acceptable by constituents to accept, support, and even participate in abortions, euthanasia, and homosexuality which are all clearly against God’s laws.

  18. juergensen says:

    Unfortunately, Cardinal Burke will pay a price for being faithful to Christ and His Church.

  19. Steve Phoenix says:

    St. Christopher, your words are chilling, compelling, —and I fear—true: “This is only a Church revolution, like others in history, with the winners taking careful aim to eliminate the vanquished (who may not even know it).” Like other revolutions before us in history. Card, Burke in a compelling column in the Chicago Archdiocese paper earlier this year wrote: “I expect to die in bed; my successor will die in prison; and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.” (WS Journal article, Nicholas G Hahn, Aug 23, 2013) Burke also noted (Nov 2012) that “the greatest threat to world peace and international justice is the nation-state gone bad, claiming an absolute power, deciding questions and making ‘laws’ beyond its competence.” We know we are slouching toward Gomorrah: St C’s thoughts and Card George’s are fearfully prophetic.

  20. RB Rhodda, This is the third time you have used your selective Holy See obedience card. When it suits your progressive agenda the Holy See is wise. (Crystal Cathedral) When the progressive agenda is clearly being thwarted by one of it’s own, then to you the Holy See moves at stone age pace. You can’t have it both ways and you are definitely showing your inconsistency when you claim to care about the terrible cover ups. You now call this appointment of Cardinal Wuerl wise and acceptable.

    This is not acceptable either RB. This is no different than Cardinal Mahony being in charge of selecting the new bishops.

    Search Engine : Cardinal Wuerl’s Cover-ups & Abuse of Power in Jpeg evidence …
    http://www.awuerlofhurt.com/2013/07/cardinal-wuerls-triple-cover-up.html‎
    Donald Wuerl was installed bishop of Pittsburgh on February 12, 1988. It only took eight months …. Triple Cover-up: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/ne

    Taken from I’m the best person to fix this. Long Cardinal Mahony profile L.A. Times
    R.B. Rodda says:
    December 5, 2013 at 3:55 am
    “The Holy See didn’t do enough, nor did it act fast enough. Sorry Church but failing to act or acting at stone-age speed is simply unacceptable.

    The same goes for Mahony. In addition, Mahony didn’t do the right thing and resign years ago.”

  21. To see a photograph of Cardinal Wuerl giving Holy Communion to John Kerry, see: ” Burke Out; Wuerl In 12-20″ by ChurchMilitantTV
    http://www.churchmilitant.tv/daily/?today=2013-12-20

  22. Joel Torczon says:

    God help us all if the church is returning to the “Summer of Love,” to hear Michael Voris tell it, causing the CINOs to do cartwheels and dusting off the “Kumbaya” music sheet: http://www.churchmilitant.tv/platform/index.php?vidID=vort-2013-12-20

  23. Keep it up your Grace, if only you were chosen Pope instead, but hey miracles do happen!!! Pray for His Grace Cardinal Burke for the forces of Rome have him in their sites too just like The Franciscans of the Immaculate and anything related to the True Mass of All Times, which Cardinal Burke is a great friend of!!!

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