Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Raymond Burke’

High-noon for Pope Francis over the Amazon Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

For both admirers and critics, the personal authority and moral legacy of Pope Francis will be hanging in the balance this month. On Monday (NZ time) he will invite a gathering of bishops, men and women from religious orders, indigenous people and secular experts to think boldly about a remote but ecologically sensitive corner of Read more

Synod working document not Church teaching Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Bazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes clarified the working document’s purpose for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. It is is not official church teaching, he says. It is a way for bishops to listen to the local church’s concerns. The working document ( also called the Instrumentum Laboris) “isn’t a document of the synod, it Read more

Pope speaks openly about possible schism Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Pope Francis spoke openly for the first time this week about the possibility of a US Catholic conservative-led schism. His frank comments were made during a press conference while he was flying home after visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. There have been many schisms in the Church’s 2,000-year history, he noted. Although he said he Read more

Conservative cardinals challenge next month’s synod agenda Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Two cardinals are challenging the working document for next month’s synod of bishops on the pan-Amazonian region. Cardinals Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Burke have both written to fellow members of the College of Cardinals raising concerns about the document. “Some points…seem not only in dissonance with respect to the authentic teaching of the Church, but Read more

Cardinal Burke: living symbol of a failed version of church Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Catholics, especially those of a traditional bent, love and understand symbols. Someone as traditionalist and as media-savvy as Timothy Busch has to understand that whatever else was said during his Napa Institute’s sprawling conference at the end of July, the most visible symbol was Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the most outspoken critics of Pope Read more

Conservative heavyweights meeting to shape Catholic Moment Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Next month a conference on the theme “This Catholic Moment” will be held at the Napa Institute, the so-called headquarters for the anti-Pope Francis resistance in the United States. John Meyer, the Executive Director of the Institute, says the conference will be an opportunity to discuss “Catholic renewal in a time of great crisis in Read more

Cardinal urges Christian nations: resist large-scale Muslim immigration Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Resisting large-scale Muslim immigration is a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism, Cardinal Raymond Burke told a pro-life, pro-family conference last week. While the church must be generous to “individuals that are not able to find a way of living in their own country,” this is not the case for many Muslim migrants “who are opportunists,” Read more

Political far right campaigner says Pope Francis is the enemy Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Political far right campaigner Steve Bannon, who is Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has attacked Pope Francis over his anti-populism stance. Ramping up his message ahead of the European elections, Bannon said Francis should stay out of politics. “He’s the administrator of the church, and he’s also a politician. This is the problem,” Bannon – Read more

An alt-right compound being developed with conservative Catholics Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

An alt-right compound in the foothills around Rome is being developed by former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon. Bannon is helping establish the institute in collaboration with conservative Catholic organization Dignitatis Humanae Institute. Bannon, who was in Rome last weekend meeting with Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae, confirmed the purpose was to Read more

Cardinal Burke’s “final plea” to Pope Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In what he calls a “final plea”, Cardinal Raymond Burke has again gone public. He wants Pope Francis to clarify his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Burke was one of four cardinals who wrote to Francis last year questioning aspects of Amoris Laetitia. The questions, called dubia, led to the four cardinals being called “the dubia Read more