We witness a growing tendency among certain consecrated religious to view themselves outside and above the body of Christ as a parallel institution looking in upon the Church with an autonomy which contradicts their very nature. We have certainly come a long way from the total loyalty to the Roman Pontiff which was at the heart of the foundation of the Society of Jesus and of every religious congregation. Religious life is lived in the heart of the Church, and for that reason religious congregations are, by their very nature, bound in strictest loyalty to the Roman Pontiff. It is of course an absurdity of the most tragic kind to have consecrated religious knowingly and obstinately acting against the moral law. – Archbishop Raymond Burke
Posts tagged ‘Archbishop Burke’
“It is essential that the Church announce the truth about the conjugal union between one man and one woman, which is, by its very nature, exclusive, indissoluble, and ordered to the procreation of offspring.” – Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature
What’s wrong is wrong. Legalizing error doesn’t make it right.
The path of violation of the most fundamental human rights and of the integrity of marriage and the family, which our nation is traveling, is not accidental. It is part of the program set forth by those whom we have freely chosen to lead our nation. The part of the program in question was not unknown to us; it was announced to us beforehand and a majority of our fellow citizens, including a majority of our fellow Catholics, chose the leadership which is now implementing it with determination. — Raymond Burke, Archbishop-Emeritus of St. Louis
In his keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer breakfast last Friday, Archbishop Burke condemned the deadly agenda being implemented by the Democratic Party and affirmed the complicity in it of citizens who voted for Barack Obama.