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Burke: “We act, as if we are creating the Church out of nothing.”

On November 4th Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke presented in Vienna the German edition of the book “Remaining in the Truth of Christ” that collects articles of five Cardinals. The gathering was organised by “Una Voce Austria”.

A video recording of the presentation: Burke: “one of the saddest documents" ever

In his presentation Cardinal Burke explained, that the book is a response to the idea of Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has “argued in favour of a change in what has been the constant teaching and practise of the Church” concerning marriage. Kasper has – so Burke - asked for dialogue and the five cardinals answered by presenting credible studies.

At the Synod on the Family Cardinal Burke saw “the almost seaming forgetfulness of the Magisterium”: “It was as if the Church was for the first time addressing the question of marriage and teaching about it, whereas the Church has both in her doctrine and in her discipline one of the richest appreciations of marriage you will find.” The cardinal mentioned “Familiaris consortio” of John Paul II., “Humanae vitae” of Pope Paul VI. and “Casti cannubii”, of Pope Pius XI.

Burke reminded his audience, that the Church has 2000 years old tradition: “Today we act, as if we are creating the church out of nothing.”

The mid-term report of the Synod was for Burke “one of the saddest documents that I could imagine ever coming from the Church”: “Many of us were horrified with this idea that was presented in the report, that there could somehow be good elements in mortally sinful acts. This is impossible.”

Furthermore Cardinal Burke criticised a breakup between doctrine and discipline: “One of the most insidious ideas in the presentation of Cardinal Kasper and the discussions of the Synod is that: ‘Yes we uphold the doctrine of the Church with regard of the indissolubility of marriage.’ Even saying: ‘Who would question the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage? We are talking about a matter of discipline.’ In other words: Marriage is indissoluble, we believe this. But in certain cases, where a person is married before God, but that marriage has in some way or another failed (without any comment about whose fault it is), but that person has knowingly and willingly attempted to another marriage and his living with someone who is not his or her husband and wife. In some of those cases we don’t uphold the indissolubility of marriage. We admit persons to the sacrament of confession and to holy communion.’”

This idea – Cardinal Burke pointed out – “must be a denial of the indissolubility of marriage”: “When one goes to confession for example and confesses a sin, one has a firm purpose of amendment or otherwise you can’t validly confess. How can a person, who is living in an adulterous union confess that - when he or she has the intention of remaining in that situation? These are simple facts.”

The Cardinal made his point very clear: “The Church's discipline can never be other than true to her doctrine.”

“Any kind of discussion, which attempts to say, that the Church can uphold her teaching on marriage and the indissolubility of marriage and at the same time in her practice deny that truth – that simply is not catholic, that won’t go. It is not acceptable.”

Cardinal Burke than mentioned “one of the big refrains” at the Synod: “The culture has changed so radically that we simply cannot teach as we have in the past.” But this is, so Cardinal Burke, “the loss of hope and faith in Jesus Christ”.

As priest and bishop Burke has according to his own words met many couples, who are living the truth about marriage counterculturally in a very secularised society: “But this is completely forgotten. Yes, the culture is very corrupted. None denies that. But we don’t go running after it. We bring to the culture, what could save it.”
Ranger01
Thanks, Cdn Burke, for being a stand-up guy.
Josefine
"Behold, the hand of the Lord is not too short, that he could not help, and his ears have become not hard, that he couldn't hear;
but your vices divorce you and your God, and your sins hide the face from you, that you are not heared.
For your hands are stained with blood and your fingers with vice; your lips speak wrong, your tongue seals wrong;
There is no one who preaches justice or faithfully …More
"Behold, the hand of the Lord is not too short, that he could not help, and his ears have become not hard, that he couldn't hear;
but your vices divorce you and your God, and your sins hide the face from you, that you are not heared.
For your hands are stained with blood and your fingers with vice; your lips speak wrong, your tongue seals wrong;
There is no one who preaches justice or faithfully directed.
It relies on the vain and talks nothing efficient; with misfortune they are pregnant and give birth to hardship.
They hatch basilisk eggs and act web. He who eats of their eggs dies, crushed, so an otter goes out.
Their labels are not suitable for dresses, and her fabrics are not suitable for the ceiling;
because her work is wrong, and evil is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil, and they are quick, to shed innocent blood;
their thoughts are wrong, their way is vain corrupted and damage.
They do not know the path of peace, and is not a right in their courses;
they are wrong in their streets; who goes out, has no more peace.
That's why the right is far from us, and we cannot attain the justice.
We await the light, see, it is dark - on the shine, see, we walk in the dark.
We grope for the wall like the blind, and groping as they who have no eyes.
We meet us at noon as in the twilight; we are in the dark as the dead.
We hum all like bears and gran like doves, because we stand on the right, so it is not there - on salvation, it is so distant from us.
For our transgressions before you are too much, and reply to our sins against us.
For our transgressions are with us, and we feel our sins;
with transgressing and lying against the Lord, and return of our God, and talking to the iniquity and disobedience, with costumes and dense false words from the heart.
And the right is retreated, and far depressed Justice; because the truth falls on the street, and law cannot go along.
And the truth is gone; and who departs from evil, which must be anyone robbery.
The Lord sees such and he do not like, that no right is.
And he sees that there is no one, and surprising is that no one is work flat out.
Therefore he helps himself with his arm, and his righteousness is standing by him.
As he pulls on justice as a tank, uses a helmet of salvation upon his head, and extends to the revenge and dresses with zeal, such as a rock;
repay his enemies and pay his enemies, with fierceness he wants to pay, yes, he will pay the Islands.
That the name of the Lord will feared by the decline, and his glory from the rising of the Sun, when he will come like a hold on drives power wind of the Lord.
Because a Redeemer will come to Zion, and those who convert from their sins in Jacob, saith the Lord.
"And I make this Covenant with them, says the Lord: My spirit, that is with you, and my words I put in your mouth, I should not depart from your mouth, from the mouth of your seed and children´s children, saith the Lord, from henceforth to eternity." Isaiah 59: 1-21
plato24
“The culture has changed so radically that we simply cannot teach as we have in the past.”
They are right about THAT because they have NOT been teaching the faith. That is why people do not know their faith. All you need to do is actually TEACH the faith! I would not my faith if I had not done it on my own later in life. I was once one of the 'liberals' as far as my faith was concerned because I …More
“The culture has changed so radically that we simply cannot teach as we have in the past.”
They are right about THAT because they have NOT been teaching the faith. That is why people do not know their faith. All you need to do is actually TEACH the faith! I would not my faith if I had not done it on my own later in life. I was once one of the 'liberals' as far as my faith was concerned because I did not know any better.... I was trained by LCWR types! I did not even realize that I did not know my faith. Thank God for the internet. Now, they are going to do some 'verbal engineering'! It worked so well for major agendas in the last century! And the bishops have not even seemed to recognize what it is!

Synod fathers on updating church language
www.youtube.com/watch
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cristian d amico
Thanks, Cardinal Burke. You are togheter with other cardinals the last katechon. I am with you.
cristian d amico likes this.
inve_1
God bless, Cardinal Burke. May his voice continue to be heard.
movwater
It would seem that Cardinal Kasper fancies himself to be the new Martin Luther!
Reginald Smith likes this.
JoeThePimpernel
Kasper should form his own church.

That way he can do anything he wants.
IowaMike
Unfortunately Cardinal Burke is being, in my humble opinion, purged because of his love for orthodoxy and compliance to Church doctrine and infallible Tradition. He is a fantastic Cardinal who I pray for every day. It's too bad he isn't leading the Church.
Reginald Smith likes this.
michaelseraphim
Thank God for Burke. Here are some thoughts about this interview.
consolamini.org/…/burke-it-was-as…
piusx-101
Cardinal Burke is truly a servant of God. But he spoke incorrectly when he said "Today we act, as if we are creating the church out of nothing." No faithful Catholic acts as if he is creating the church out of nothing. Cardinal Burke should have said "The modernists and liberals act as if they are creating the church out of nothing." He should place the blame where the blame deserves to be …More
Cardinal Burke is truly a servant of God. But he spoke incorrectly when he said "Today we act, as if we are creating the church out of nothing." No faithful Catholic acts as if he is creating the church out of nothing. Cardinal Burke should have said "The modernists and liberals act as if they are creating the church out of nothing." He should place the blame where the blame deserves to be placed. Words and phrases matter.
rhemes1582
God Bless Cardinal Burke!

May he be an inspiration and a role model, for other Cardinals , Bishops , Priests, Nuns, and Lay Catholic.

Lets get back to serving Truth.
Let us Remember St. Paul`s words to the Galatians chapter 1 6-10

[6] I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. [7] Which is not another, only there are some that …More
God Bless Cardinal Burke!

May he be an inspiration and a role model, for other Cardinals , Bishops , Priests, Nuns, and Lay Catholic.

Lets get back to serving Truth.
Let us Remember St. Paul`s words to the Galatians chapter 1 6-10

[6] I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. [7] Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. [8] But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. [9] As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. [10] For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Chinedu
May God bless and keep people like cardinal Burke.