Thursday, January 29, 2009

neo-Luthers in Roman Collars

I do not intend to edit this in any way, Amen Cavemen,
take em to the wood shed
Archbishop Burke

The Egyptian

When The Vatican's Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court Implicates You...

Could you imagine what's NOT being said to the press?

Well, well, well... looks as if I'm not the only one who's noticed how weak and cowardly many of our stalwart shepherds (sarcasm off) are here in the good ol' US of A. Is Rome finally coming to grips with the many neo-Luthers in Roman Collars?

Archbishop Raymond Burke is essentially the Chief Justice of the Catholic Church's version of the Supreme Court. Please read very carefully what he says about certain members of the USCCB and the USCCB's Ministry of Propaganda... oops, I mean their news service.

From; (Emphasis mine) Exclusive Interview: Leading Vatican Prelate Says Document of US Bishops Partly to Blame for Election of “Most Pro-Abortion President”
Also says Bishops’ Catholic News Service needs to be given "some new direction"

By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent

ROME, January 28, 2009 ( – A document of the US Catholic Bishops is partly to blame for the abandonment of pro-life teachings by voting Catholics and the election of the “most pro-abortion president” in US history, one of the Vatican’s highest officials said in an interview with

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, named a document on the election produced by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that he said “led to confusion” among the faithful and
led ultimately to massive support among Catholics for Barack Obama.

The US bishops’ document, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” stated that, under certain circumstances, a Catholic could in good conscience vote for a candidate who supports abortion because of "other grave reasons," as long as they do not intend to support that pro-abortion position.

Archbishop Burke, the former Archbishop of St. Louis Mo. and recently appointed head of the highest ecclesiastical court in the Catholic Church, told that although “there were a greater number of bishops who spoke up very clearly and firmly ... there was also a number who did not.”

But most damaging, he said, was the document “Faithful Citizenship” that
“led to confusion” among the voting Catholic population.

“While it stated that the issue of life was the first and most important issue, it went on in some specific areas to say ‘but there are other issues’ that are of comparable importance without making necessary distinctions.”

Archbishop Burke, citing an article by a priest and ethics expert of St. Louis archdiocese, Msgr. Kevin McMahon, who analysed how the bishops’ document actually contributed to the election of Obama, called its proposal “a kind of false thinking, that says, ‘there’s the evil of taking an innocent and defenceless human life but there are other evils and they’re worthy of equal consideration.’

“But they’re not. The economic situation, or opposition to the war in Iraq, or whatever it may be, those things don’t rise to the same level as something that is always and everywhere evil, namely the killing of innocent and defenceless human life.”

Archbishop Burke also cited the work of the official news service of the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference, that many pro-life observers complained soft-pedalled the newly elected president’s opposition to traditional morality.

“The bishops need to look also at our Catholic News Service, CNS, they need to review their coverage of the whole thing and give some new direction, in my judgement,” he said.

1 comment:

Kurt H said...

I was disappointed with the document when it came out. Some were cheered because it identified abortion as inherently evil, but at the same time, it gave equal billing to "Other direct assaults on innocent human
life and violations of human dignity, such as genocide, torture, racism, and the
targeting of noncombatants in acts of terror or war." So some Catholics were able to convince themselves that supporting the War on Terror (a terrible name, but everyone knows what it means) was morally equivalent to supporting abortion. Note that I do not believe the two are morally equivalent. Killing innocent babies in the womb is much different from combatting Islamic terrorists to protect your own population, especially when in the process you liberate millions from tyrany.