Cardinal Burke calls for hot-button issues to be dropped from Synod

The cardinal patron of the Knights of Malta, Cardinal Raymond Burke, is urging Pope Francis to take the “hot-button” issues off the table at the 2015 Synod on the family.

The former Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura made the comments while addressing more than 300 delegates at a family and marriage conference organised by Catholic Voice, Limerick, Ireland.

Cardinal Burke told the gathering the issues of Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, cohabitation and same-sex marriage had distracted from the 2014 October Synod.

Warning that Satan was sowing confusion and error about matrimony, Cardinal Burke said, “Even within the church there are those who would obscure the truth of the indissolubility of marriage in the name of mercy.”

Cardinal Burke said that he could not reconcile the Church’s clear teaching on marriage with the proposal to allow Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics.

He went on to argue that a clear affirmation of marriage is needed in a culture afflicted by pornography, a contraceptive mentality, and an “incredibly aggressive homosexual agenda.” (Source)

This man is so bang on. At a time when, more than ever, the world needs a strong affirmation of the true meaning of sex and marriage, the Church is instead projecting mass confusion, compromise, dilution of truth and false hopes.

Instead of evangelizing the world, we’re letting it de-evangelize us. With bishops and cardinals leading the charge, no less.

2 thoughts on “Cardinal Burke calls for hot-button issues to be dropped from Synod

  1. Secular Democratic politicians make all kinds of promises to Democratic Secular Pagans,but do nothing constructive when in office,and are then only self serving.Talk is cheap in our Secular Pagan Democracies for democratic Pagans, and masquerading Nicolaitans.The Professors Landers and friends politically organized concerned parents, and citizens across Canada to get elected MP’s to change rotten Supreme Court of Canada and Parliamentary Law of 2005 in 2008.Their talk was not cheap,but produced a better political and legal outcome for Canadian youth in 2008.Imagine the outcome if the Professors Landers just prayed,and did nothing politically in our Secular Pagan Democracy.Consenting 14 year olds stopped being legally and politically sexually exploited by Sex Trafficking Predators, and Pedophiles as so-called secular human rights in 2008, for the moment. What has been done by Secular Catholics and Protestant Cults Politically since then,but cheap talk? As the Landers had shown prayer in democracies leads to political action, by righteous citizens.If Caligula’s are Democratic Secular Western Civilizations Political and Legal leaders,they only represent the citizens who prayed, and then organized politically, and then voted for the Secular Pagan Democratic Barabbas’s,or did nothing.In Democracies you will be judged by your political actions.

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