Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Raymond Burke’

Catholic Church unity under pressure

Thursday, November 30th, 2023
Church unity

Catholic Church unity is facing challenges on multiple fronts, driven by tense dialogues between bishops, open criticism of Pope Francis, claims the Synod report will damage the Church, and the perception of internal persecution. Synodal Way dispute escalates At the Council of European Bishops’ Conference in Malta, Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, Germany and Archbishop Read more

Pope hints at openness to blessing same-sex couples

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
same-sex couples

Pope Francis has hinted he could be open to blessing same-sex couples provided certain conditions are met. The blessings must not be confused with the wedding ceremonies of heterosexuals, and decisions as to whether to bless these couples should be decided on a case-by-case basis he said. Francis shared his views on several hot theological Read more

Pope Francis criticises ’backward’ conservative elements in US Catholic Church

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Pope Francis has openly criticised what he terms the “backwardness” exhibited by certain conservative factions within the US Catholic Church. The pontiff pointed out that, in some instances, political ideology has begun to overshadow genuine faith. This can prompt a displacement of core religious values. Francis made the comments on August 5 in a private Read more

Synodality could cause schism, predicts cardinal

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

The synod on synodality could cause a schism in the Church, a leading conservative Catholic cardinal says. A new book, “The Synodal Process Is a Pandora’s Box: 100 Questions and Answers,” addresses the “serious situation” brought on by the synod, Cardinal Raymond Burke (pictured, centre) says. Pope Francis is risking confusion and even schism in Read more

Some bishops and lay groups have become de facto Catholic morality police

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Not long ago, every U.S. cleric — bishop, priest and deacon — received a reprint of Cardinal Raymond Burke’s 2007 essay from Periodica de Re Canonica, the annual 700-page canon law journal of the Gregorian University in Rome. Burke documents the church’s history of legislating against giving Communion to persons “obstinately persevering in manifest grave Read more

Cardinal Burke: Steady but slow

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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Controversial vaccine denier Cardinal Raymond Burke describes his recovery from COVID as ‘steady but slow’. In a letter to his followers who are praying for him, Burke says he is experiencing difficulty in recovering from Covid-19 and is challenged to regain certain fundamental physical skills for daily living; among them, he lists general fatigue and Read more

Intensive rehabilitation for Cardinal Burke

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Cardinal Raymond Burke thanked health care workers as well as people who have been praying for him as he continues his recovery from COVID-19. In an Aug 28 letter posted on his website, he said he would remain hospitalized as he begins what he described as “intensive rehabilitation.” The cardinal did not disclose his location. Read more

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been removed from a ventilator and will move from the ICU to a hospital room as he continues to battle COVID-19. According to an Aug 21 update on the cardinal’s health, Burke was able to speak by phone with his sister on Saturday morning and “expressed his deep gratitude for Read more

Cardinal Burke ‘in serious, but stable condition’

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

The condition of Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently hospitalized with Covid-19, has reportedly deteriorated, while a recent statement said he is stable and has received the sacraments. A source who had spoken to someone close to the cardinal told CNA on Tuesday that his condition had deteriorated, and the next 48 hours were crucial. Read more

Cardinal Burke COVID sceptic on ventilator

Monday, August 16th, 2021
Cardinal Burke Covid-19

Cardinal Raymond Burke has been placed on a ventilator as he battles COVID-19, according to a tweet on the cardinal’s Twitter account Saturday evening. The tweet reported: “Cardinal Burke has been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 and is being assisted by a ventilator. “Doctors are encouraged by his progress. ” His Eminence faithfully prayed Read more