Cdl. Burke reappointed to Vatican’s highest court

Return comes three years after he was removed as prefect of Apostolic Signatura

Saturday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura – the Holy See's highest court – which he previously headed for six years. Burke, 69, is currently patron of the Order of the Knights of Malta, which he was appointed to in 2014 by Pope Francis. An expert in canon law, he served as … [Read more...]

Two California bishops played key roles in Sacred Liturgy Conference

Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone served as 'conference faculty' at event during which Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample proclaimed, “Every priest and seminarian should learn the extraordinary form of the Mass”

Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample received loud applause and cheers when he proclaimed, “Every priest and seminarian should learn the extraordinary form of the Mass.” More than 400 people from around the country descended on Sacred Heart Parish in Medford, Oregon for the 2017 Sacred Liturgy Conference, held July 12-15.  The number of attendees far exceeded that of previous … [Read more...]

Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mary's appeal "must ever be taken up anew”

Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a call [yesterday] morning for the Catholic faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Cardinal Burke, who is one of the four Cardinals who have asked Pope Francis for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia, made his appeal at the Rome Life Forum, in the month of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first … [Read more...]

Cardinal Burke promises to correct situation over Amoris Laetitia confusion

Tells crowd that forces of evil will not prevail over the Church

Cardinal Raymond Burke once again has promised to “correct the situation” over confusion surrounding Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 document on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia. The American cardinal was speaking March 24 during a Q&A session after a presentation at Saint Raymond of Peñafort parish in Springfield, Virginia. Burke, formerly the head of the … [Read more...]

Trump strategist seeks like-minded allies in the Vatican

Does Cardinal Burke share the same ideology as Breitbart's Steve Bannon?

When Stephen K. Bannon was still heading Breitbart News, he went to the Vatican to cover the canonization of John Paul II and make some friends. High on his list of people to meet was an archconservative American cardinal, Raymond Burke, who had openly clashed with Pope Francis. In one of the cardinal’s antechambers, amid religious statues and book-lined walls, Cardinal … [Read more...]

‘Formal act of correction’ coming for Pope Francis?

Cardinal Burke: Cardinals may take extraordinary step if pontiff teaches error and fails to correct it

The following comes from a November 16 Catholic Herald article by Dan Hitchens: Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it may be necessary to make a “formal act of correction” if Pope Francis doesn’t answer a letter from four cardinals asking him to clarify aspects of Amoris Laetitia. In an interview with Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register, Cardinal Burke said that if … [Read more...]

Cardinal Burke is free to write

New book from Ignatius Press – Hope for the World

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 … [Read more...]

Cardinal Burke: we must ‘resist’ those in the Church presenting false teaching on marriage

Addressed concerns about Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia at the Roman Life Forum conference

The following comes from a May 11 LifeSiteNews article by Pete Baklinski: Cardinal Raymond Burke stated on the weekend that faithful Catholics must “resist” a perspective within the Church that seeks to undermine the truths of the Catholic faith regarding the indissolubility of marriage and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The general theme of the talk was … [Read more...]

Split in the Catholic Left over Cordileone

‘A friend in San Francisco called and asked my advice’

The following comes from an April 16 posting by Michael Sean Winters on the site of the National Catholic Reporter. The decision by some prominent Catholics in San Francisco to take out a full-page ad in that city's major newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, calling on Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, is deeply regrettable. Full disclosure: A couple … [Read more...]

Trouble from San Francisco for German position

Polish bishops endorse Ignatius Press book on Marriage and Communion

The following comes from an Apr. 7 posting on the blogsite of Father John Zuhlsdorf. I received the great news that the Five Cardinals Book is now out in Polish.  HERE It isn’t just out in Polish, it received an endorsement from the Polish Bishops Conference. That is quite a step.  That means that the Polish Bishops Conference is taking a strong stand, in advance of … [Read more...]