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Has Cardinal Burke Just Started a Counter-Revolution?

Has Cardinal Burke’s Counter-Revolution Started in January? Pope Francis followers and Italian anti-Church activists are up in arms. The reason: The State-owned Trisulti Charterhouse, 100 km south-…More
Has Cardinal Burke’s Counter-Revolution Started in January?

Pope Francis followers and Italian anti-Church activists are up in arms. The reason: The State-owned Trisulti Charterhouse, 100 km south-west of Rome, was taken over by the Christian Dignitatis Humanae Institute on January 26. The Institute will pay a yearly rent of 100’000 euro. The Bergoglio-outlet FaroDiRoma.it has claimed that the project is – quote – “opposed to Pope Francis’ reform.”

Cardinal Burke New Honorary President

A second news is that Cardinal Raymond Burke took over as the Institute’s new honorary president. His predecessor was 86-year-old Cardinal Renato Martino. The Dignitatis Humanae Institute is a think-tank founded in 2008. It aims at supporting Christians in public life in the face of growing secularist intolerance. In order to achieve this, the Institute coordinates affiliated parliamentary working groups throughout the world. There are plans to start in Trisulti a formation program for young leaders.

Stephen Bannon Member of Board of Trustees

A third news is that Stephen Bannon who was already a patron of the Institute, has now become a member of the Board of Trustees. Bannon served for seven months as Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist. He is a nominal Catholic who describes himself as a “proud Christian Zionist.” Bannon was married and divorced three times which sounds more like Amoris Laetitia than like counter-revolution.

Strange Allies

The Institute’s founder and president of the Board of Trustees is Benjamin Harnwell. He became a Catholic in 2004. Harnwell was a member of the British Conservative Party and is now based in Rome. In 2016 he was appointed as an external counsellor by Bishop Marcello Sánchez Sorondo, the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Sciences. Sánchez, an ally of Pope Francis, is not known for holding Catholic convictions. In 2014 he gave a talk at the Institute’s Annual Conference.

A Heterogenous Group of People

The Dignitatis Humanae Institute involves a heterogenous group of people. Among them are Catholics like the Cardinals Burke, Sarah, Ranjith, Zen, Brandmüller, Arinze, or the ousted former Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra Matthew Festing. On the other side one finds the Cardinals Mamberti, Scola and Turkson who are not known for strong Catholic beliefs. The Italian philosopher Rocco Buttiglione is even listed as a patron. Buttiglione, a close friend of John Paul II and former politician, is a defender of Amoris Laetita.
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I think the counter revolution, comes more strongly and validly from another source: the Cardinal's need to repent of what they did in 2013, and do so publicly fromrome.wordpress.com/…/no-excuse-befor…
The Dignitatis Humanae Institute (Institute for Human Dignity) is a think-tank founded in 2008 whose goal is to protect and promote human dignity based on the anthropological truth that man is born in the image and likeness of God.

I think we’ve all heard or read this warm and fuzzy statement at one time or another but what is it’s actual effectiveness today?

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The Dignitatis Humanae Institute (Institute for Human Dignity) is a think-tank founded in 2008 whose goal is to protect and promote human dignity based on the anthropological truth that man is born in the image and likeness of God.

I think we’ve all heard or read this warm and fuzzy statement at one time or another but what is it’s actual effectiveness today?

We have Catholic Churches closing along with Catholic schools, Catholics leaving the Church en masse, secular dancing, skateboards, clown shows during the liturgy, homosexuals abound in the clergy accompanied by homosexual predators. The church's loss of moral authority is only a part of a bigger picture. Financial ruin provoked by compensation claims ($3.8 billion in lawsuits and claims involving allegations of clerical sexual abuse in the United States alone) plagiarists and episcopal enablers who oftentimes take part in the abuse themselves. This is utterly bewildering to faithful Catholics raised to revere and trust the institution and its priests.

And despite the incredible decay within this very organization, this same organization wants the world to “respect the dignity of man from conception to natural death”?

The Church’s moral authority has been lost. And what is the response from the pope (also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus "greatest priest") and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_officio_member leader of the worldwide Catholic Church?

Ponifex maximus responds with the hollow cry of a clueless helpless man with his now infamous comment “Who am I to judge?

“The Catholic Church in the United States is about to learn an extremely hard lesson on squandering moral authority. This is not a difficult call. It is is sexual abuse of children. If the Church can’t be trusted to do the right thing in those circumstances, why should anyone trust their judgment in other circumstances? The Church found it difficult to guide American society in its preferred direction on a slew of issues: abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage, the death penalty, immigration, social services for the poor, and war. It will only find that task more difficult, probably for at least a generation, because it made millions upon millions of followers feel like fools for thinking the issue had been addressed. The Church’s leadership stepped into the role of the villain, and it will take an extraordinary amount of time and effort before many can look at it with trust again.”

So again, how effective will the Dignitatis Humanae Institute be in promoting “the anthropological truth that man is born in the image and likeness of God” when, in fact, today’s man (today’s church man) is acting more like an animal than a man made in the image and likeness of God?
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