Cardinal Burke said it is the historic teaching of the Church that those in a condition of grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion
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Cardinal Raymond Burke and Father Nicola Bux outline problems associated with the provisions that were mandated last month, in order to resume public Masses in Italy.
While he expressed gratitude that the document itself did not call into question clerical celibacy or recommend ordaining women deacons, he identifies a number of aspects that are problematic.
Both cardinals wrote letters Aug. 28 to address their concerns.
The prelate was interviewed about the latest scandals on Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over Aug. 16 on EWTN.
In wishing to honor two recently deceased cardinals, the American cardinal makes a final plea to the Holy Father for clarity, saying the “grave” situation is “continually worsening” and that it is “urgent” the Pope “confirm his brothers in the faith.”
The American cardinal says the witness to the Truth of the patron saint of politicians, who died defending the indissolubility of marriage when few others would, is “exceptionally important” today.
Says his role as a member will allow him to assist in the work of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, serve as a judge when asked to do so, but it is not a full time position.
The American cardinal praises Cardinal Caffarra as an exemplary priest, bishop and cardinal, who wished to use the fruits of his study of the Church's doctrine and discipline for the “best possible care of souls.”
The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura explains in a new interview how a correction of parts of the Holy Father’s magisterium would be enacted, pays tribute to the recently deceased Cardinal Meisner, and stresses the importance of true mercy.