The following comes from a July 19 release sent by Christian Newswire.
In a thorough and hard-hitting discussion, Cardinal Raymond Burke frankly offers his thoughts and insights on the pressing issues of our time — the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world, the liturgy, spiritual renewal, marriage, family, respect for human life, radical feminism, poverty and more — in his new book, Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ.
Burke’s deep love for Christ and the Catholic Church is evident as he recounts his own upbringing in a devout Catholic family, his early priestly years and his service as a bishop in the United States and Rome. In Hope for the World, Burke approaches every topic from the perspective of deep faith and sound reasoning, without polemics, and treats difficult subjects with clarity and directness. He provides lucid and straightforward answers to the essential moral and spiritual challenges of today.
“Cardinal Burke reveals his own story, and along the way, he candidly answers challenging questions with clarity and precision,” Raymond Arroyo, EWTN news anchor of “The World Over,” says of Hope for the World. “Throughout he is as inspiring as he is fearless.”
Burke is widely considered a great canonist, with long pastoral experience. He was made a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1994, and a cardinal in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. He was called to Rome in the same year to become Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. In 2014, Pope Francis named him chaplain to the Order of Malta.