Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cardinal Burke: "I Shall Resist"

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.


  1. There are many things that I am concerned with. Pray God that Cardinal Burke is not 'silenced' completely. As we have seen in the past with the FFI and others, the Vatican can and does play 'hard ball'. Not that he (or we) should have ANY intimidation. We MUST continue in this battle regardless of threatened consequences, the Dear Lord has a handle on all of it. In the interview, Cardinal Burke is asked 'Are you concerned about this?' His answer: 'Yes'. As I have said in other forums, if Cardinal Burke is worried, we all should be worried. May God protect him. (and us!)

  2. No resistance here.

    February 10, 2015

    What about the dogma on salvation which has 'evolved' for Fr.Zuhlsdorf ?

    What about the dogma on salvation which has 'evolved' for Fr.Zuhlsdorf ? If you can get rid of an infallible teaching you can get rid of anything. Hilary White on LifeSites quotes Cardinal Raymond Burke saying "I will resist".

    Yes - but Hilary White( and Fr.John Zuhlsdorf do not resist when extra ecclesiam nulla salus is discarded due to their being known exceptions to the defined dogma ( even when these exceptions refer to deceased persons).

    Of course the Eucharist should not be given to Catholics living in adultery and yes it should not also be given to Catholics who reject an infallible teaching in public.

    -Lionel Andrades

    February 10, 2015
    Fr.John Zuhlsdorf made an objective mistake : irrational interpretation of Vatican Council II


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