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Monday, March 27, 2017

Cardinal Burke Not Standing Down

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Cardinal Burke Not Standing Down

According to a report in LifeSiteNews

Cardinal Raymond Burke said Friday the four dubia cardinals will "simply have to correct the situation" in "a respectful way" if Pope Francis doesn't respond to questions seeking moral clarity on Amoris Laetitia.Burke answered questions submitted by the audience after speaking at St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church as part of its distinguished speaker series. 

He was asked, "There are a lot of rumors circulating about the dubia that you and three other esteemed cardinals sent to the Holy Father about divorce, remarriage, and Communion…do you know if there will be a response to the dubia from the Holy Father or the CDF?"

"I certainly hope that there will be because these are fundamental questions that are obviously raised by the text of apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia," Burke responded. "Until these questions are answered, there continues to spread a very harmful confusion in the Church."

Part of this confusion "regards the truth that there are some acts that are always and everywhere wrong," he said. "The cardinals will continue to insist that there be a response to these honest questions." READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Over the past few months, The Remnant has been condemning Vatican invitations to avowed pro-aborts to speak at various conferences hosted by the Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences.  According to Lifesitenews, Cardinal Burke was also asked about this scandal and would not, it would seem, disagree:

"It’s simply a scandal," said Burke. "I’m scandalized by it and I don’t see how any good Catholic wouldn’t be scandalized by that. I don’t understand it."

Let's not give up on Cardinal Burke. Fake news reports about His Eminence abandoning all efforts to convince Pope Francis to clarify and correct the exceedingly problematic paragraphs and footnotes of the post-synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia are just that -- fake news.

Let us continue to pray for Cardinal Burke and the other cardinals and bishops with whom he stands.


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