Category Archives: Bishop’s messages

Cardinal Raymond Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ Teaching

 Cardinal Raymond Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ Teaching

Cardinal Raymond Burke (right) seated next to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra at the Rome Life Forum, May 19, 2017. Cardinal Raymond Burke (right) seated next to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra at the Rome Life Forum, May 19, 2017. (Edward Pentin photo) BLOGS  |  AUG. 17, 2017 Cardinal Raymond Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ Teaching The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura explains in a new interview how a correction of parts of the Holy Father’s magisterium would be enacted, pays tribute to the recently deceased Cardinal Meisner, and stresses the importance of true mercy. By Edward Pentin

In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it is “now necessary” that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine that are “not clear” in Pope Francis’ teachings.

The Holy Father will then be “obliged to respond” in order to bring clarification to those teachings, he said.

The cardinal told The Wanderer newspaper Aug. 14 that such a formal act of correction has not been invoked “for several centuries” and until now it has never been used “in a doctrinal way.” read more

CARDINAL ROBERT SARAH CALLS FOR SPIRITUAL COUNTER-REVOLUTION

CARDINAL ROBERT SARAH CALLS FOR SPIRITUAL COUNTER-REVOLUTION


by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 17, 2017

“Who will have the courage to rise up without weapons other than the Rosary and the Sacred Heart?”

LUÇON, France (ChurchMilitant.com) – A high-ranking African cardinal is exhorting Catholics to be rebels against secularism.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said in a recent homily that the faithful throughout the world must rise up against the evils of population control and gender ideology.

The cardinal delivered the compelling sermon at Sunday Mass in the town of Luçon, which is in Vendée, a rural region of France. The Mass honored those who were martyred in connection with the Vendée uprising of 1793. read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah: The new revolutionaries are trying to destroy the Christian family

Cardinal Robert Sarah: The new revolutionaries are trying to destroy the Christian family

by posted Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 Cardinal Sarah (CNS)

People once again need to rise up like the Vendée Catholics and Royalists, the cardinal added

Modern Western advocates of abortion and population control in Africa are like the French revolutionaries who massacred the people of Vendée, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.

In a homily honouring the Vendée martyrs, published online by Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Sarah praised the region and its inhabitants for resisting atheistic republicanism during the Revolution, but said that the Church and the traditional family still faced persecution. read more

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE CALLS OUT APOSTASY AMONG CHURCH LEADERS

CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE CALLS OUT APOSTASY AMONG CHURCH LEADERS


by Trey Elmore  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 15, 2017

Makes appeal to pope to restore unity in the midst of fractured Church

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – His Eminence Cdl. Raymond Burke is admitting there is apostasy in the Church, and is laying blame squarely at the feet of Church leaders. He also makes a direct call for Pope Francis to restore unity to a divided and fractured Church.

In a recent interview with The Wanderer, the former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura commented on topics like Amoris Laetitia and the dubia, the passing of Cdl. Joachim Meisner and the propagation of false mercyamong others. read more

‘Horrible:’ Bishop Edwin de la Peña reacts to use of hostages as suicide bombers

‘Horrible:’ Bishop Edwin de la Peña reacts to use of hostages as suicide bombers

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File photo shows soldiers patrol part of Marawi City, June 28, 2017. CBCPNews

MANILA— A Catholic bishop has deplored the alleged plans of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group to use civilian hostages as suicide bombers against the security forces.

Bishop Edwin de la Peña of Marawi said these ‘desperate’ actions by the militants deserve strong condemnation.

“Horrible! Repulsive! These terrorists are really desperate that’s why they are doing this,” de la Peña said.

“What they (militants) are doing is abhorrent and they are hoping that the government will listen to them,” he said. read more

The Catholic Church defies Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

The Catholic Church defies Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

By Ana P. Santos, August 11, 2017 · 7:30 AM EDT

Remy Fernandez, 84 years old, holds her grandchildren that she is raising; there are seven in all, because her son, Constantino de Juan, a methampetamine user, was killed by masked men and the mother is in prison due to a drug arrest. The chair in which she sits has a hole in it after it passed through his body. Baby RJ was born in prison. Juan, upon seeing the masked assassins, instructed CJ, 5 years old and wearing the red tank top, to take care of his siblings because he knew he was about to be assassinated. This picture was taken in Payatas, Metro Manila, in the Philippines.

Credit: James Whitlow Delano/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

At the stroke of midnight on July 24, a group of about 150 gathered in a church not far from where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to face Congress and deliver his second State of the Nation Address in Manila later that day.

Legislators, activists, church leaders and concerned citizens heard Mass, prayed and lit candles to start a 17-hour vigil in protest of the Duterte administration’s brutal drug war that has left thousands of mostly poor, young men dead.

“We held a similar Mass last year before the president’s first SONA. As soon as he [Duterte] had won the elections, the killings began,” said Father Joselito “Bong” Sarabia, a parish priest and counselor. read more

Spanish court throws out ‘hate crime’ complaint against Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez

Spanish court throws out ‘hate crime’ complaint against Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez

Bishop Francisco Javier Marti?nez. Credit: Archdiocese of Granada.

.- A Spanish state prosecutor has dismissed a ‘hate crime’ complaint against the Archbishop of Granada after an LGBT activist group claimed he had preached hate against transgender people in a homily.

According to EFE news agency, the case was thrown out because the Granada prosecutor’s office could not find sufficient cause to bring legal action against Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez of Granada. read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke warns against ‘idolatry of the papacy’

Cardinal Raymond Burke warns against ‘idolatry of the papacy’

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Cardinal Raymond Burke at the 2017 Rome March for Life.Claire Chretien / LifeSiteNews
By Pete BaklinskiFollow Pete, Aug 9, 2017 – 2:50 pm EST

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, August 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — To treat every word uttered by the Pope as if it were official Church teaching would be to fall into an “idolatry of the papacy,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke in a recent address at a Catholic conference in Kentucky.

The Cardinal, who spoke at the July 22 “Church Teaches Forum” in Louisville, said that Catholics seeking to remain true to Christ and the Church he founded must learn to discern between the “words of the man who is Pope and the words of the Pope as Vicar of Christ on earth.” read more

CARDINAL DANIEL DINARDO ASKS PRESIDENT TRUMP WHY CONTRACEPTION MANDATE STILL ENFORCED

CARDINAL DANIEL DINARDO ASKS PRESIDENT TRUMP WHY CONTRACEPTION MANDATE STILL ENFORCED


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 8, 2017

Cdl. DiNardo: “Three months later, and the … mandate still stands”

In spite of the president signing an executive order in May supposedly ensuring religious freedom for Americans, Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate is still plaguing Christian organizations, and Cdl. Daniel DiNardo is asking why.

President Trump may be tackling the Leftist agendas regarding abortion and transgender issues in schools and the military, but he’s not following through on his promise to abolish the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, requiring employers to offer insurance coverage for abortifacient contraceptives to their employees. read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke’s 10 Ways to Overcome Crisis of Confusion, Division in the Church

Cardinal Raymond Burke’s 10 Ways to Overcome Crisis of Confusion, Division in the Church

Cardinal Burke addressing the Rome Life Forum in May this year. Cardinal Burke addressing the Rome Life Forum in May this year. (Edward Pentin photo) BLOGS  |  AUG. 8, 2017 Cardinal Burke’s 10 Ways to Overcome Crisis of Confusion, Division in the Church The U.S. cardinal says disorientation and error have entered into the Church “in a diabolical way,” but encourages Catholics to remain steadfast in the faith as well as courageous and serene, knowing Christ’s victory is “already written.” By Edward Pentin

In a wide-ranging and timely address, Cardinal Raymond Burke has sought to explain the essence of the deep spiritual crisis facing the Church and the world and offered pastoral suggestions and encouragement to the faithful on how to deal with it.

Speaking to a ‘Church Teaches Forum” meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, July 22, the cardinal patron of the Order of Malta observed that given the “troubled times in the world and also in the Church,” the “solid teaching” of the Church has “never been needed more.” read more