Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Raymond Burke’

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
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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

Pope throws shade at adolescent priests

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Pope Francis is praising heroic medical staff and priests who contributed so greatly, often under difficult circumstances, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. Last Saturday he welcomed Italy’s front-line medical and civil protection personnel from the coronavirus-ravaged region of Lombardy to the Vatican to thank them for their selfless work and “heroic” sacrifice. Their example of Read more

Conservative cardinal says Mass should be available during lockdown

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Conservative cardinal, Raymond Burke, has published a letter on his website saying access to Mass and the sacraments should be available even during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. “In considering what is needed to live, we must not forget that our first consideration is our relationship with God,” Burke wrote. “That is why it is essential Read more

High-noon for Pope Francis over the Amazon

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

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

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