Sep 12, 2007

Archbishop Burke strikes again!

In a meticulously reasoned and thoroughly researched article (click on this post's title) in the PERIODICA DE RE CANONICA, vol. 96 (2007) pages 3-58, Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis concludes:

"Can. 915 of the Code of Canon Law and can. 712 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches articulate an essential element of the shepherds' responsibility, namely, the perennial discipline of the Church by which the minister of Holy Communion is to deny the Sacrament to those who obstinately persevere in manifest grave sin."

Archbishop Burke preceded that conclusion with this statement:

"The application, therefore, is more necessary than ever, lest the faithful, led astray by the strong cultural trends of relativism, be deceived concerning the supreme good of the Holy Eucharist and the gravity of supporting publicly the commission of intrinsically evil acts. Catholics in public office bear an especially heavy burden of responsibility to uphold the moral law in the exercise of their office which is exercised for the common good, especially the good of the innocent and defenseless.

"When they fail, they lead others, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, to be deceived regarding the evils of procured abortion and other attacks on innocent and defenseless human life, on the integrity of human procreation, and on the family."

This should be essential reading for the pastors, other clergy and members of the hierarchy in Los Angeles who are giving, or have given, Communion to pro-abortion, pro-homosexual politicians.

Remember that Cardinal Arinze has said, in almost so many words, if they [pro-abortion politicians] should not receive, they should not be given.

They should not be given!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Travis said...

Good post. It seems that the Archbishop is really leading the fight against those who prefer to wash away the teachings of the church with a progressive view of society.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Travis,

Thank you for your kind words. And that's a good expression you've used -- "wash away the teachings of the Church..."

11:33 AM  

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