Cardinal Burke says gay people are killers
Pseudo-Catholics are trying to make Cardinal Burke look like he hates gay people in the hopes that they might sideline him even more. This trick only works on people who have no real Catholic sensibility.
Are we supposed to be ashamed to know the meaning of grave sin? Is it a good Catholic’s fault that gay sex is a terrible habit worthy of correction?
Fr. Ray Blake has added his voice to Fr. Hunwicke’s in defense of the faithful UK priests and their very excellent Christian witness to the hierarchy – a two-punch effort if there ever was one. Should a bishop intimidate his priests for their faith? If public statements are off limits, must we now stuff our sermons?
We can no longer stand for this cruel persecution from faithless or compromising ‘bishops.’ The time has come to take an apostolic stand.
Laurence England has holy encouragement from the UK for men and women who love the Faith. It’s the recusant’s cry and it’s Christ’s. What a blessing it would be if our Lord could right the Church through the British Isles.
It’s a shame that the UK Catholic Herald felt the need to publish a ‘balanced’ reply to Fr. Lucie Smith, who supported the 500 priests in their defense of the Faith. At least it was weak. Those priests were just seeking the limelight, yes? You’d have to be seriously ambitious and proud to believe something like that.
Why do outwardly faithful bishops turn so cruel when it comes to the SSPX? What are they afraid of? Why must they seek supra-legal tricks?
Who was Archbishop Oscar Romero? They make it seem like he was just a shy, faithful victim who loved the poor….a Mother Teresa of sorts without the nerve. Still, didn’t he have a nation-wide radio show and a gift for the rant?
And why, in this FrancisEra, must we pander by promoting his name? Wasn’t he just a pro-Communist cleric during the failed hay day of Liberation Theology?
For the poor, the marginalized, and the common good
In a frightening piece last December a noted Marxist sees a new Church coming that is indistinguishable from Communism. Some months after the Pope Francis-brokered Obama Cuba betrayal, Cliff Kincaid predicted a Francis-Obama axis of socialists in the Americas.
That’s why it’s unsettling to see that Pope has added an event to his U.S. Trip in September.
The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would welcome the pontiff as a guest at the White House on Sept. 23. It is Francis’ first papal visit to the United States.
Francis is already scheduled to address the annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Sept. 25. The pope has also agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24, the first time the head of the world’s Roman Catholics will address Congress.
Obama met Francis in the Vatican in March of last year. Earnest said discussions would range from poverty and economic opportunity to immigration and the environment.
This kind of high-level diplomacy is ugly. Why, at the top of the world, is everyone all smiles and friendly, having dinner, honoring each other? How many good Catholics would like to break bread with Mr. and Mrs. Obama? I would hope none. I guess we just don’t understand diplomacy.
Poverty, economics, illegal aliens, the earth, controlling weather – They have so much to talk about!
They have so much in common.
Laying down the law somewhere else
Some weeks after Gang of Nine Cardinal Reinhard Marx made his statement of German independence from Rome, the Vatican head of Doctrine has responded.
The idea that bishops’ conferences can take doctrinal decisions on marriage and the family is “absolutely anti-Catholic”, the Vatican’s doctrinal chief has said.
In an exclusive interview with the French Catholic magazine Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said: “This is an absolutely anti-Catholic idea that does not respect the catholicity of the Church. Episcopal conferences have authority over certain issues, but not a magisterium alongside the Magisterium, without the Pope and without communion with the bishops.”
The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also responded to recent remarks by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the president of the German bishops’ conference.
Cardinal Marx argued that the German bishops were “not just a subsidiary of Rome” and needed to set their own policies on marriage and the family.
He said: “Each episcopal conference is responsible for the pastoral care in their culture and has to proclaim the Gospel in its own unique way. We cannot wait until a synod states something, as we have to carry out marriage and family ministry here.”
Marx is right that bishops’ conferences do wield a lot of power, but they shouldn’t. They are another of many bad modern ideas and they have undermined the Church entirely.
According to a translation by Rorate Caeli, Cardinal Müller told Famille Chrétienne: “An episcopal conference is not a particular council, even less so an ecumenical council. The president of an episcopal conference is nothing more than a technical moderator, and he does not have any particular magisterial authority due to this title.
It’s hard to imagine what Marx hoped to accomplish with his arrogance since it seemed to hurt the Pope’s apparent initiative to enforce Mass sacrilege, throwing in the towel so to speak; except for the fact that it does telegraph what Germany will do, and many other countries following them, if the Synod fails to produce results.