A society that masks ‘totalitarianism’ with ‘hope’ will destroy itself, warns Archbishop Burke

Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 13, 2010 / 12:11 am (CNA).- Using the example of St. Thomas More, Archbishop Raymond Burke exhorted legal professionals present at Tuesday’s Red Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral to keep God before their eyes as they strive to administer justice amidst a “society which is abandoning its Judeo-Christian foundations.”

Archbishop Burke flew in from the Vatican to celebrate the Mass at the invitation of his long-time friend, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. The Red Mass is the only event on the archbishop’s short itinerary….read the rest here.

Archbishop Burke is our best ally in the Vatican with the exception of the Holy Father.  He is the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church below the Pope himself.  He’s the guy who supported the critics of the Kennedy funeral quite robustly, I might add.

In the article linked above, Burke said the following:

In our culture, “the law more and more dares to force those with the sacred trust of caring for the health of their brothers and sisters to violate the most sacred tenets of their consciences, and to force individuals and institutions to cooperate in egregious violations of the natural moral law,” he said. “In such a society, the administration of justice is no longer a participation in the justice of God, an obedient response to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, but a façade cloaking our own selfishness and refusal to give our lives for the sake of the good of all our brothers and sisters.”

 “…to force individuals and institutions to cooperate in egregious violations of the natual moral law…”

That’s one stone throw away from sending Catholic money to support pro-abort groups.

I’m sure we can all guess what the good Archbishop thinks about the Development & Peace Abortion Scandal. 

One thought on “A society that masks ‘totalitarianism’ with ‘hope’ will destroy itself, warns Archbishop Burke

  1. We just came across to your web page. We would like to let you know a Photo Gallery of the recent Pontifical Mass that Archbishop Burke celebrated in a small Parish in Artallo, Imperia Italy, January the 24th 2010. Mons. Burke is very well appreciated in Italy and around the world because he spend his life to help recuperate our catholic traditions.
    He his one of the few man you can rely on.
    http://www.maranatha.it
    http://www-maranatha-it.blogspot.com/
    God bless America!
    Paolo e Giovanni

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