That was the reply that Cardinal Burke gave during an interview with a French television show. The interview was, or will be aired sometime today.
The question was "If perchance the pope will persist in this direction (that is, allowing Holy Communion to be given to those in de facto adultery), what will you do?"
The excerpt from that interview is here. My fellow blogger, Eye Witness, has more commentary plus a video of that interview. The interview is conducted in Italian with French subtitles. I recall enough French to be able to understand just what is being said here.
He immediately followed with, "I can do nothing else." Ladies and gentlemen, if the pope does proceed in that direction (and if so, it will be via praxis as the pope cannot solemnly proclaim error), we laity must also adopt that stance. What would that entail on a practical level? Well, we hope we won't be put in a position where we must answer those questions. If that happens, however, each and every one of us must be prepared to step out of our comfort zones, forfeit positions within our parish structures and suffer all manners of "white persecution".
In the meantime, let us continue to pray and to work for the purification of Holy Mother Church, along with our own souls.
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