For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Archbishop Burke Delivers A Very Frank And Bold Speech

Archbishop Burke spoke last week at the 5th World Prayer Congress for Life and did not mince words.  In fact, he never does.  And that's why he's one of my favorite Catholic leaders.  He is as orthodox as they come, and he is not afraid to remind the faithful and even the prelates in the US that politicians who publicly condone abortion should be denied Holy Communion (or make public repentance of their sin).

In this speech which can be seen above (and lasts over 60 minutes, but who's counting?) he criticizes progressive bishops for undermining, or at the very least - watering down, the Magisterial Teachings of the Church, in particular:  Humanae Vitae.

See the full story HERE, where you can also get a link to the PDF of the text of the speech.


T. Paine said...

It is a sad sign when one actually has to look to see if a Bishop is indeed following the teachings of the Magisterium and Christ accordingly, these days. I agree with your sentiments regarding Archbishop Burke for your very same line of reasoning, sir.