Cardinal Burke: Stop Communion debate now

Cardinal Burke: Stop Communion debate now

Cardinal Raymond Burke explains why he hopes October's synod of bishops will close the debate over Cardinal Walter Kasper's proposal to make it easier for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

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Bruce Snowden
4 years ago
Cardinal Raymond Burke must follow his conscience even if erroneous, as we all must, as it is the only conscience we have. Fundamental moral teaching makes revision imperative should applicable truth be discovered. This rule applies not only to Mom and Dad diapering their toddler, but also to those crimson and jeweled clad. His Eminence would like to close down the Synod that is seeking to explore and maybe revise, Church laws, not God's, on the ability of divorced and civilly married Catholics to receive Communion. Allow me to quote Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI from his great book, "Jesus Of Nazareth" discussing the parable of the Good Samaritan, applying it supportively to the intention of this post, "One thing is clear: a new universality is entering the scene and it rests on the fact that deep within I (we) are becoming brother(s) to all." In keeping with the "Good Samaritan" story, could it be that unintended and even well-meaning, some of the Synod Fathers led by Cardinal Burke and others have become "ruffians" trying to "leave half dead" as the parable says, the new "Good Samaritan" Pope Francis like Jesus also victim ? I hope not! Let's pray that all the Fathers approach the Synod as a movement of the Holy Spirit, seeking "not so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, for it is in giving that we receive." May St. Francis of Assisi whose feast is celebrated today look after the Church which Christ told him centuries ago, was "falling apart" Pope Francis like St. Francis is trying to "rebuild" the Church. Let's help him!

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