Monday, 16 May 2016

Cardinal Burke is pretty clear and as Catholic as ever!



Cardinal Burke has given important messages, twice, in the last week.

Above, is an interview, transcribed in part below by John Vennari;


Professor Stark confronts the Cardinal with the announcement of Pope Francis that Amoris Laetitia should be understood according to the explanation of Vienna’s Cardinal Schönborn. When presenting Amoris Laetitia in the Vatican, Schönborn said among other that Amoris Laetitia overcomes an “artificial distinction” between “regular” and “irregular” marriages.
In his reply Cardinal Burke calls Schönborn’s explanation “puzzling”. And: “The distinction between a regular and an irregular union is not artificial at all. It is a reality.”Confusion in Amoris Laetitia 305
Professor Stark refers to Amoris Laetitia 305 which, in the context of persons living in adultery, speaks about “an objective situation of sin – which may not be subjectively culpable”.
Cardinal Burke explains this passage as “a confusion” that has its roots in a wrong understanding of the Catholic teaching on factors, which can diminish the culpability of an individual sinful act. The Cardinal gives examples of such factors such as passion, influence of drugs or undue pressure. But he adds, “That reasoning does not apply to living in public sin.”
Priests should refuse and face the consequences - read the rest at CFN.


Read as well, his talk at Voice of the Family.

This good Cardinal has been maligned by many. That did not happen on this blog. It was my view then, as now, that he is extremely measured and thoughtful and as a Canon lawyer, knows much more than the rest of us about what needs to be said, and when.

5 comments:

Ana Milan said...

To paraphrase Cardinal Burke who spoke out initially to tell us not to worry, there was no change to Catholic Doctrine in Amoris Laetitia as it was non-magisterial & to say it did so causes scandal. After another five weeks of further and more studied consideration he now admits that there is reason for concern, that priests must resist pressure by a superior in order to confess the faith properly, and that we all (himself included) must be prepared for martyrdom. Quite a turnaround!

Peter Lamb said...

It seems to me that Cardinal Burke is saying that even if the pope teaches in an Apostolic Exhortation addressed to the Universal Church concerning faith and morals, which is published in his acta sedis, we the faithful, should not consider it to be magisterial, or rather not fully magisterial. Some parts may be, but some parts need not be.
Of course Jorge has stated that his exhortations are to be considered magisterial and such a document meets all the requirements of being infallibly magisterial, but such is not enough to convince the good Cardinal that magisterial it is.
Well I say thank goodness we have an army of experienced pope-sifters to fall back on who will guide dummies like me as to which parts I should consider magisterial and which parts I can safely ignore.
It really was much easier in the old days when we could clearly understand what the Pope was teaching with the authority of Christ and happily follow his unambiguous guidance on the path to salvation.

Mark Thomas said...

The grave crisis of faith within Holy Mother Church extends far beyond His Holiness Pope Francis and the Exhortation. That isn't to say that Pope Francis does not have the key role play in delivering the knockout punch to the crisis. But the crisis, which, in a sense, goes back to the Garden of Eden, goes far beyond anything to do solely with Pope Francis.

The crisis began in earnest when Pope Venerable Pius XII, in good faith, initiated liberal reforms that had gained traction within the Church during and just following World War II. Pope Venerable Pius XII initiated revolutionary reforms in regard to the Roman Liturgy, fasting, ecumenism, reaching out to the world via the United Nations Organization, and promoted the belief that the Church must conform in various ways to modern man, rather than modern man conform to the Church.

Pope Venerable Pius XII, in good will and belief that it would benefit the Church, opened the door to liberalism, which has since overrun the Church. From the late 1940s to date, our Popes have followed that path.

We can remain fixated upon Amoris Laetitia. However, even if "we" believe that the Exhortation is "bad," (rescinding the Exhortation is a pipe-dream) we need to go far beyond the Exhortation to "rescue" Holy Mother Church.

The greatest thing that Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider, and Churchmen of that ilk can do for the Church is to promote, promote, and promote the TLM and exhort Latin Catholics to embrace the TLM and its attendant Tradition.

I have come to believe more and more that "conservative" Cardinals and bishops must move beyond their talk about "clarifications", the need for a Syllabus to "clarify" Vatican II, to "reform" the reform...

We need "conservative" Cardinals and bishops to exhort their brother bishops and priests to offer the TLM. We need Cardinals and bishops to exhort the Latin Church laity to embrace the TLM. That is the sure way out of the crisis of faith that plagues the Church. We need to turn to the Traditional Roman Mass.

Pax.

Mark Thomas

Anonymous said...

None of this matters in the face of the excuses for justifying "living as brother and sister".

When is the extremely selfish and uncaring loser Cardinal Burke going to clearly demonstrate how living with your lover as brother and sister, when you commited intentional, knowing adultery, in violation of public vows otherwise, never repented and completely refuse accoutability while ignoring any attempt to reconcile, for the good of children of adultery, ever supportive of the abandoned spouse and the children of the valid marriage?

I have asked this question for years and I AM DAMN TIRED OF GETTING NO PUBLIC ANSWERS! NO ANSWER AT ALL IN FACT, BECAUSE I AM INTENTIONALLY IGNORED BY REPROBATES DISGUISED WITH ROMAN COLLARS AND MITERS AND, THREE OF WHOM, AT LEAST IN MY MEMORY SINCE 1978 HAVE SCANDALOUSLY OCCUPIED PETER'S SEE!

ALL CATHOLICS HAVE THE NEED AND RIGHT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHEN IT IS OK TO END THEIR FUNCTIONAL VALID SACRAMENTAL RELATIONSHIP, TO BE FREE TO JUMP INTO THE SACK WITH SOMEONE ELSE, HOW TO JUSTIFY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, SO THAT MINUS SEX, WHICH CAN STILL BE INTERMITTENT AS "NEEDED" DUE TO THE HILARIOUS JOKE OF THE "SACRAMENT OF PENANCE" AND ITS EVERYDAY INTENTIONAL ABUSE OK'D BY THE CATHOLIC LOWESTARCHY, THE VALID SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGE AND ITS OBLIGATIONS, OUTSIDE OF "AS NEEDED", "OCCASIONAL", SACRAMENTALLY FORGIVEN INTENTIONAL ADULTEROUS CONNJUGAL RELATIONS, CAN, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES BE "LEFT TO DIE"!

Give us the answer CARDINAL BURKE, in clear public language that anyone can understand, OR SHUT UP AND RESIGN THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD WHICH HAS BECAME A DAMN JOKE.

I WANT ANSWERS!


KARL

Anonymous said...

God Bless Cardinal Burke!