«Nel mondo di oggi c'è grande sete di Cristo e della libertà che Egli solo ci offre. Nelle case cattoliche e nella parrocchia i nostri fratelli devono trovare le fonti di acqua viva, le fonti di grazia divina, le fonti del Magistero della Chiesa e dei Sacramenti, specialmente, la Penitenza e la Sacra Eucaristia, che possono estinguere la sete spirituale di un mondo tristemente secolarizzato» (Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke, 26 Dicembre 2010)

giovedì 26 ottobre 2017

Ravenna. Sabato 28 ottobre il cardinal Burke officerà una santa Messa Pontificale


Nell'ambito del Pellegrinaggio regionale dei Coetus "Summorum Pontificum" in occasione del primo decennale della promulgazione del motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" (7 luglio 2007) con il quale papa Benedetto XVI riconosceva la piena libertà ad ogni sacerdote cattolico di celebrare l'Eucaristia secondo il Messale Romano del 1962, il cardinale Raymond Leo Burke, patrono del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta, officerà una santa Messa Pontificale in lingua latina nella forma antica e straordinaria del Rito romano, detto di "San Pio V" o "tridentino", nella Basilica Santuario di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, assistito dal clero dell'Istituto di Cristo Re Sommo Sacerdote e della Fraternità Sacerdotale della Familia Christi, sabato 28 ottobre alle ore 11. 
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La sacra funzione è organizzata dal Coordinamento regionale "Summorum Pontificum", dall'Associazione culturale "San Michele Arcangelo", dal coetus fidelium "Cardinale Domenico Bartolucci" di Ravenna, in collaborazione con la Parrocchia arcipretale di Sant'Apollinare in Classe.
«Il Motu proprio di Sua Santità Benedetto XVI "Summorum Pontificum", promulgato il 7 luglio 2007, ha riportato la forma antica della Liturgia romana nella vita della Chiesa, ribadendo che questa non è mai stata abrogata, che ha prodotto frutti spirituali nel passato e che quindi potrà darli per il futuro», dichiara Andrea Papetti, presidente dell'Associazione culturale "San Michele Arcangelo". «I fedeli hanno il diritto di attingere a questo inestimabile deposito di Fede e di pietà liturgica per il bene delle loro anime e la crescita spirituale delle nuove generazioni. Con il "Summorum Pontificum" è stata espressa volontà del Papa di riportare pace e unità, vedendo il cammino della Chiesa e la sua riflessione teologica in continuità con la Tradizione, la quale è una realtà viva, capace di attingere cose nuove e antiche da quel tesoro che sempre fa bella la Chiesa di Cristo.
La lettera apostolica non è stata voluta dal Santo Padre per i cosiddetti "nostalgici", per coloro che erano legati per l'età o per formazione culturale alla Liturgia tradizionale, ma per tutti quei battezzati che desiderano attingere a questo tesoro di grazia della Chiesa che è una ricchezza per tutti, in quanto il legame con la Messa in latino non è anagrafico o estetico ma teologico, ecclesiale, spirituale.
Nel decennale dunque di questo anniversario della promulgazione del motu proprio», continua Papetti, «abbiamo organizzato un pellegrinaggio regionale dell'Emilia Romagna sabato 28 ottobre per rendere omaggio con immensa gratitudine al patrono della regione, Sant' Apollinare, il quale per primo evangelizzò queste terre e portò la luce di Cristo. Alle ore 11 Sua Eminenza Reverendissima il Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke celebrerà quindi un solenne pontificale secondo la forma antica e straordinaria del Rito romano ricordando sempre che ogni sacerdote che celebra l'Eucaristia è come una lampada che arde e risplende nella Chiesa di Dio. 
Questo documento papale è uno strumento voluto dalla Provvidenza per costruire la Comunione ecclesiale e ricucire le fratture. Tutti dobbiamo fare la nostra parte perché come è vero che non c'è Chiesa senza Tradizione, né Verità senza Tradizione, è altrettanto vero che non c'è Tradizione senza vera comunione ecclesiale, che è gioiosa adesione al Vangelo di Dio, il Signore Gesù Cristo, la "Via, la Verità e la Vita" (Gv 14,6)».

Fonte: http://www.piunotizie.it/news/pagina1050465-3984.html

mercoledì 18 ottobre 2017

Il cardinale Burke venera la reliquia della testa di San Tommaso Moro


On an unseasonably warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in October, Cardinal Raymond Burke visited the parish church of St. Dunstan’s in Canterbury, England, where he prayed at the resting place of St. Thomas More’s head — the only first class relic of the 16th century martyr.

“I was deeply moved to pray there, for all who are in similar situations as he was: jurists and members of government who have such a heavy responsibility for the common good which he understood could only be served by serving divine law,” the cardinal told the Register Oct. 15.
St. Thomas More was executed by beheading in 1535, after refusing to recognize King Henry VIII’s self-granted annulment from Catherine of Aragon, and his refusal to take an oath recognizing Henry as head of the Church of England. In a famous final statement, he said he died "the king's good servant and God's first."

Widely remembered as a man of tremendous integrity and heroic witness, More was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886, and Pius XI canonized him on May 19, 1935. His feast day is June 22, and he is the patron saint of adopted children, lawyers, civil servants, politicians, and difficult marriages.

Following his death, More's decapitated body was buried in the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London, in an unmarked grave. His head was put on a spike on London Bridge, after which it was to be thrown in to the River Thames. But his daughter, Margaret Roper, rescued it by bribing a guard, as recalled by historian E. E. Reynolds:

“The head would have been thrown into the river had not Margaret Roper, who had been watching carefully and waiting for the opportunity, bribed the executioner, whose office it was to remove the heads, and obtained possession of the sacred relic. There was no possibility of mistake, for she, with the help of others, had kept careful watch, and, moreover, there were signs so certain that anyone who had known him in life would have been able now to identify the head.”
Margaret then brought the relic down to her home in Canterbury, opposite St. Dunstan’s church. She requested that on her death, her father’s head be buried with her, in the same vault in the church. Since the Reformation, the church has belonged to the Church of England, and the relic remains interred. Only on very rare occasions has the vault been opened. The last time was in 1997 and local parishioners remember the vault having a “sweet aroma” and peaceful atmosphere. The relic, now quite heavily decayed, sits behind an iron grill.

Cardinal Burke spent just under an hour in the church, praying above the vault and visiting the small exhibit there. The church receives many pilgrims every year, particularly from the United States. The Roper chapel has three stained glass windows dedicated to the saint, two of which were donated with the help of Americans: author and Knight of the Holy Sepulcher, Alfred J. Blasco, and members of the church of St. Thomas More in Kansas City, M.O.
“Exceptionally Important” Witness

Speaking after his visit, Cardinal Burke underlined how “exceptionally important” St. Thomas More’s heroic witness is today in defense of marriage and the family.

“Basically, he died in defense of the truth about marriage, that it’s an indissoluble union and binds the marriage in lifelong fidelity to one another,” he said. “Sometimes it’s said ‘no, he died defending papal authority,’ but it was papal authority in the sense of the Pope’s obligation to defend the truth about marriage.”

“Thomas More, as a devout layman, understood that he, too, had a responsibility in all of this and exercised it to an heroic degree,” he added.

The American cardinal, who is patron of the Order of Malta, is himself battling to defend the Church's teaching on the indissolubility of marriage in the face of widespread threats inside and outside the Church to weaken it.

“In the Church now, even as then, people argue that many people want this, and not many bishops are speaking up to correct this confused idea about the indissolubility of marriage, and the Church has to change,” he said.

But St. Thomas More is a “sign to us” that the “Truth never changes,” Cardinal Burke continued, and that it “doesn’t matter how many people are in favor of a lie, it doesn’t make it the Truth. That is a tremendous witness for us, and should give us courage to seek the Truth about marriage and defend it.”
He added that when it comes to “non-negotiable principles, you simply can’t negotiate about something that’s false. That’s a betrayal of the Truth,” and St. Thomas More “understood that.

“When they told him so many of the king’s counselors, bishops, abbots and so forth were all in favor of this accommodation of the Truth, he said: ‘You may have these people supporting what you are doing, but I have the whole Tradition of the Church, all of the ecumenical councils and the constant teaching of the Church to defend me and I prefer to stay with our Lord and his authority handed down in the Church.’”
The cardinal stressed that the Church’s teaching has been “very clearly handed down,” and that there is “something inherently contradictory” when doctrine is “not clear.”

“We’ve always thought that confusion is the work of the devil and so we teach the Truth with all clarity, understanding people’s difficulties in living according to the Truth, but never compromising the Truth because that’s the only way anyone will find happiness in this life and in the life to come.”

The cardinal’s emphasis on the relevance of More’s heroic witness today echoes a prediction made by G.K. Chesterton. Writing in 1929, he wrote:

“Thomas More is more important at this moment than at any moment since his death, even perhaps the great moment of his dying; but he is not quite so important as he will be in about a hundred years’ time.”

Cardinal Burke said he was “deeply grateful” for the possibility to pray at the place of the head’s burial, and said he “sincerely” hopes that “somehow this relic could be more prominently displayed so that it could be a source of inspiration and also a grace for people to able to see the relic, and to pray before it and venerate it.”

The cardinal left this prayer of St. Thomas More at the church:

“Grant us, O Lord,
the royalty of inward happiness
and the serenity which comes
of living close to You.

Do You daily
renew in us
the sense of Joy,

so that by The Spirit
we may bear about us
the infection
of a good courage.”


Fonte: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/cardinal-burke-venerates-relic-of-the-head-of-st.-thomas-more

Card. Burke: "L'apostasia della fede del nostro tempo ci spaventa profondamente"

Durante una conferenza il Cardinale ha esortato i fedeli ad essere realistici circa i grandi mali che affliggono la Chiesa, ma anche avere la speranza per il trionfo finale del Sacro Cuore di Gesù. Ecco l'articolo in spagnolo...


La crisis en el mundo hace 100 años cuando Nuestra Señora apareció en Fátima continúa hoy y también ha infectado la vida de la Iglesia, dijo ayer el Cardenal Raymond Burke.
Dirigiéndose a una conferencia sobre Fátima en Inglaterra coincidiendo con el centenario de la última aparición, el Cardenal Burke dijo que los fieles deben ser realistas acerca de los grandes males que asolan al mundo y a la Iglesia, pero que también deben estar llenos de esperanza en la victoria del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús a través del Inmaculado Corazón de María.
«La realidad de la apostasía de la fe en nuestro tiempo nos asusta profundamente y con razón», afirmó. «Nuestro amor a Cristo y a  su cuerpo místico, la Iglesia, nos deja claro la gravedad del mal que busca robarnos nuestra salvación eterna en Cristo».
«Pero no dejemos lugar al desaliento», dijo. «Mejor recuerden que el Corazón Inmaculado de la Santísima Virgen María, asumido en la gloria, nunca deja de latir de amor por nosotros, los hijos que su hijo divino le entregó cuando moría en la cruz».
Uno de los cuatro cardenales que sometieron la dubia pidiéndo al Papa Francisco clarificaciones sobre Amoris Laetitia, el Cardenal Burke, dio el discurso principal para la conferencia «Fátima 100 años después: un llamado de María para toda la Iglesia» celebrada en la Abadía de Buckfast.
Su discurso trazó paralelos entre la confusión desenfrenada y el «retroceso» de la fe hoy en la Iglesia con respecto a tiempos pasados.

Estamos llamados al sacrificio

Burke pidió que los católicos que estén preparados -con la ayuda de la Virgen Madre de Dios- para aceptar cualquier sacrificio que se les pida para ser fieles soldados de Cristo. Esto significa tomar el camino de la oración, la penitencia y la reparaciónsegún lo enseñado por Nuestra Señora de Fátima.
Recurriendo en gran medida a la sabiduría y los escritos del Papa San Juan Pablo II, junto con otros padres de la Iglesia, el Cardenal Burke hablo sobre la apostasía de la fe, los «frutos venenosos del fracaso de los pastores de la Iglesia», la naturaleza del tercer secreto de Fátima, y también la necesidad urgente de consagrar a Rusia al corazón inmaculado de Nuestra Señora como ella solicitó.

Apostasía

Explicó en la conferencia que la apostasía se define como el abandono de la fe.
«La naturaleza fundamental de la apostasía es el alejamiento de la gracia divina, que primero había sido dada por Dios y recibida por el hombre», dijo el Cardenal Burke. «Como la apostasía es cometida por un hombre que ha recibido el don de la fe, ha conocido a Dios y su ley divina, es un pecado contra la religión, un acto de injusticia ante Dios».
La apostasía puede ser explícita o implícita en su naturaleza, explicó el cardenal.
Citó la Suma Teológica de Santo Tomás de Aquino para ilustrar cómo las palabras y los hechos exteriores dan testimonio de la fe interior, expresando la unidad inseparable entre la fe y la virtud.
«La fe en Dios necesariamente se expresa en el amor de Dios», dijo.
La apostasía se distingue de la herejía, explicó, que es el otro pecado grave contra la fe. Donde la apostasía es la total deserción de la fe católica, la herejía es la negación de uno u otro dogma de la fe. La herejía, dependiendo de la forma en que se abraza, puede llevar a la apostasía.

Modernismo

«El Papa San Pío X y su encíclica «E Supremi» de 1903 vienen a la mente, al considerar cómo la Iglesia tiene y continúa sufriendo «las persistentes doctrinas heréticas del Modernismo».
En el documento, San Pio discutió «el estado desastroso de la sociedad humana» en ese momento, llamando a la apostasía de Dios una «enfermedad terrible y profundamente arraigada» arrastrando a la sociedad a la destrucción.
«¿Cuánto más que nunca hoy el pontífice romano se enfrenta al desafío desalentador de una apostasía generalizada de Dios por la fe?»
Una posterior encíclica de Pío X, «Notre charge apostolique», se dirigió al movimiento político y religioso francés «Le Sillon» favorable a «una Iglesia del Mundo».
«Cuánto más que hoy los movimientos por un único gobierno del mundo -y ciertos movimientos incluso en la Iglesia- violan la ley moral y carecen de cualquier fundamento en el plan de Dios para nosotros», dijo.
El cardenal hacía referencia a la encíclica «Pascendi Domonici Gregis» de Pío X para mostrar cómo las doctrinas heréticas del modernismo fluyen desde «un racionalismo y sentimentalismo que aleja a las almas de la fe misma», y que «los partidarios del error» se encontraron dentro y fuera de la Iglesia, siendo laicos y sacerdotes.
El Cardenal Burke se lamentó de que «los fieles pueden ser engañados por las apariencias, el teatro atractivo y consignas llamativas, pero cuya sustancia es veneno para sus almas».

La batalla continúa hoy

«San Pío X mostró entonces cómo un divorcio de fe y la razón, inherente a un enfoque racionalista y sentimentalista, aleja al hombre de Dios», dijo. «El Papa Pío X identificó valerosamente una forma venenosa de pensar, que había estado plagando a la Iglesia durante algunos siglos, y que continúa plagando a la Iglesia en nuestro tiempo».
El cardenal habló de cómo la apostasía es una forma de «suicidio espiritual» y según Le dictionnaire de théologie catholique: «Este suicidio espiritual es después del odio de Dios, el más grave de los pecados, ya que separa total y definitivamente las facultadas del alma humana: la inteligencia y la voluntad, de la unión con Dios».
«Está claro que la apostasía, ya sea explícita o implícita, aleja a los corazones del Inmaculado Corazón de María», dijo el Cardenal Burke, «y también del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, la única fuente de nuestra salvación».
«En ese sentido, como lo pone de manifiesto el mensaje de Fátima, los pastores de la Iglesia que cooperan de alguna manera con la apostasía, también por su silencio, y tienen una pesada carga de responsabilidad».

Castigo espiritual

El tercer secreto de Fátima no se trata de una guerra nuclear o del fin del mundo, dijo, según el ex obispo de Leiria-Fátima Alberto Cosme do Amaral, quien en 1984 dijo que el secreto se refiere más bien a la fe católica misma, específicamente a su decadencia en Europa .
Está claro que solo la fe puede salvar al hombre de los castigos espirituales que trae la rebelión contra Dios, dijo, y el clero tiene una responsabilidad particular en este sentido.
«La enseñanza de la fe en su integridad y con coraje es el corazón del oficio de los pastores de la Iglesia, el pontífice romano, los obispos en comunión con la Sede de Pedro y sus principales compañeros de trabajo, los sacerdotes », continuó el Cardenal Burke. «Por esa razón, el tercer secreto está dirigido con particular fuerza a quienes ejercen el oficio pastoral en su iglesia».
Dijo además: «Su fracaso en enseñar la fe en la fidelidad a la doctrina y práctica constantes de la Iglesia, ya sea mediante declaraciones y acciones explícitas, o mediante un enfoque superficial, confuso o incluso mundano, o por medio de su silencio, pone en peligro mortalmente la vida espiritual de aquellos que debían cuidar espiritualmente».
Al describir el efecto generalizado de este fracaso para defender la fe, dijo: «Los frutos venenosos del fracaso de los pastores de la Iglesia se ven en la manera de adoración, de enseñanza y de la disciplina moral que no está de acuerdo con la ley divina».
El cardenal dijo que el llamamiento del Papa Juan Pablo para una nueva evangelización fue en respuesta a la constante propagación de un abandono de la fe y la práctica, y el Papa hizo este llamado a la evangelización señalando cuántas posiciones filosóficas enemigas a la fe y su práctica fueron influyendo en la vida misma de la Iglesia.
La conocida referencia de «cultura de muerte» del Papa Juan Pablo II también surgió de su análisis de la apostasía, señaló.
«Creemos que en nuestro tiempo hay apostasía en la práctica de los católicos que apoyan y promueven programas y leyes que son contrarias a la ley moral o que son silenciosos e inactivos respecto de ellos», dijo el Cardenal Burke. «Pensamos en la confusión y el error cada vez más difusos en la Iglesia sobre los fundamentos de la fe, sobre la Santa Eucaristía y el Santo Matrimonio y sobre las Sagradas Escrituras. Y sobre la vida moral, sobre los actos que siempre y en todas partes son malos, y sobre el justo castigo del pecado, incluida la condenación eterna por el alma que permanece impenitente del pecado grave».
Últimamente, sin embargo, esto puede ocurrir con impunidad.
«Y todo esto en muchos lugares no solo no está corregido por el claro anuncio de la constante enseñanza y práctica de la Iglesia, sino que es condonado e incluso promovido por aquellos que nuestro Señor encargó con el cuidado de las almas», dijo el Cardenal Burke a la conferencia. «No estamos hablando de preguntas teóricas, sino de una confusión y error que pone en peligro la salvación de las almas».

La Iglesia se necesita más que nunca

«En un momento en que el mundo nunca más ha necesitado el testimonio claro y valiente de la Iglesia, parece que no se conoce a sí misma. Los mensajes del Papa Juan Pablo II y la Virgen siguen siendo pertinentes ahora», dijo.
«La urgente necesidad de una nueva evangelización del mundo, posible gracias a una nueva evangelización previa de la Iglesia, nunca ha sido más urgente». «El mensaje de Nuestra Señora de Fátima nunca ha sido más oportuno».
Nuestra Señora enseña que la paz de Dios vendrá por dos medios, dijo el cardenal: la consagración de Rusia al Inmaculado Corazón de María y la práctica de la comunión de reparación el primer sábado del mes.
Con respecto a la consagración de Rusia, dijo que no duda de que fue la intención del Papa San Juan Pablo II llevar a cabo la consagración en 1984, y dijo que la Hermana Lucía había indicado que Nuestra Señora lo aceptó.
«Pero es evidente que la consagración no se llevó a cabo de la manera solicitada por Nuestra Señora», dijo el Cardenal Burke. «Reconociendo la necesidad de una conversión total del materialismo ateísta y el comunismo a Cristo, la llamada de Nuestra Señora de Fátima para consagrar a Rusia a su corazón inmaculado de acuerdo con su instrucción explícita sigue siendo urgente».

Nuestra Señora gana al final, pero debemos actuar

«Tenemos la seguridad de Nuestra Señora de que su corazón inmaculado triunfará», agregó, «que la verdad y el amor de su Hijo divino triunfarán, y estamos llamados a ser agentes de su triunfo por nuestra obediencia a su consejo maternal».
La descripción de la hermana Lucia del tercer secreto incluía al ángel al lado de Nuestra Señora, señalando a la tierra y gritando repetidamente por «Penitencia».
También describió el martirio de aquellos que siguen siendo fieles al Señor.
Para este Cardenal Burke dijo: «No dejemos de aceptar todo sufrimiento que proviene de nuestro fiel testimonio de Aquel que es el verdadero tesoro de nuestros corazones».

FONTE: http://infocatolica.com/?t=noticia&cod=30671

Il 20 Ottobre il Cardinal Burke a Indianapolis per celebrare Nostra Signora di Fatima


Venerdì 20 Ottobre il Cardinale Burke alle 5:30 di sera presso la saint Luke Church di Indianapolis  celebrerà la santa messa e guiderà una processione in onore di Nostra Signora di Fatima, per chiudere le celebrazioni parrocchiali per il centenario delle apparizioni di Fatima. Indirizzo: 7575 Holliday drive est, Indianapolis, 46260.


Public Mass with Cardinal Burke in Indianapolis Friday, October 20. He will celebrate Mass at 5:30PM at St. Luke Church followed by a procession with Our Lady of Fatima to close the Fatima centennial celebrations of the parish. All are welcome!
Address: 7575 HOLLIDAY DRIVE EAST, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46260


sabato 14 ottobre 2017

A Ravenna, il 28 ottobre, la S. Messa Pontificale sarà celebrata dal Cardinale Raymond Leo Burke


Nei giorni scorsi il CNSP ha annunciato il Pellegrinaggio Regionale dei Coetus Fidelium dell'Emilia-Romagna, che si terrà a Ravenna il prossimo 28 ottobre. La S. Messa Pontificale sarà celebrata da S. E. Rev.ma il Signor Cardinale Raymond Leo Burke alle h. 11 presso la Basilica di S. Apollinare in Classe.

lunedì 9 ottobre 2017

Per il card Burke non è legittimo partecipare alla Messa o ricevere i sacramenti in una chiesa sotto la giurisdizione dei Lefebvriani





The former head of the Vatican's highest court is saying the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is "in schism."
In newly released audio, Cdl. Raymond Burke, former head of the Apostolic Signatura, made the remarks at the Sacred Liturgy conference in Medford, Oregon in July. In answer to a question about attending liturgies offered by the priestly group, Burke said:
[T]he fact of the matter is that the Priestly Society of St. Pius X is in schism since the late Abp. Marcel Lefebvre ordained four bishops without the mandate of the Roman Pontiff. And so it is not legitimate to attend Mass or to receive the sacraments in a church that's under the direction of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X.
Burke is among the highest-ranking prelates in the Church to state that the SSPX is in schism. Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has also said the SSPX is in schism, in comments made in 2013 to the Italian press:
The canonical excommunication of the bishops for their illegal ordinations was revoked, but a de facto sacramental excommunication remains for their schism; they put themselves out of communion with the Church.  After that we are not closing the door and never will, but we are inviting them to be reconciled. But they too must change their attitude, accept the conditions of the Catholic Church, and the Supreme Pontiff as the definitive criterion for membership.
Canon law differentiates between formal schism — which requires an official pronouncement from the Holy See — and material schism — which manifests in a party's words and actions, even though no official pronouncement by the Church has been made. It's the latter to which Burke is referring.
The 69-year-old cardinal acknowledged the confusion that has ensued since Pope Francis granted an indult to the SSPX to hear confessions and, more recently, to officiate at weddings (on condition that no diocesan priests are available and the local bishop approves). Both overtures were made for the benefit of the faithful, and formally changed nothing regarding the official status of the SSPX, whose priests remain suspended a divinis and are therefore forbidden to offer the other sacraments.
"[T]here is no canonical explanation for it, and it is simply an anomaly," Burke remarked on the recent indults. "They're no longer excommunicated, but they're also not in regular communion with the Catholic Church." 
In Pope Benedict's 2009 letter addressing the remission of the excommunications of the four founding bishops of the SSPX, he confirmed that "until the doctrinal questions are clarified, the Society has no canonical status in the Church, and its ministers — even though they have been freed of the ecclesiastical penalty — do not legitimately exercise any ministry in the Church."
In light of this status, which has not formally changed, Burke warned the faithful it was best to avoid SSPX liturgies.
I don't think it's a good sign to receive sacraments in the Priestly Society of St. Pius X because that's not helping them to, first of all, the sacraments are not celebrated licitly. They're valid; there's no question about it if the priests are validly ordained, but ... it's a countersign to the communion of the Church. Instead we should be encouraging the members of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X to be reconciled with the Church.
Although the Holy See has been in talks on and off with the SSPX since the illicit 1988 consecrations, no agreement has ever been reached between the two parties. Questions of doctrine in the documents of Vatican II are often the sticking point preventing the priestly society from signing any agreement.
SSPX Superior General Bp. Bernard Fellay was among the signatories of the Filial Correctionsubmitted to the pope September 23 asking him to clarify seven points of alleged heresy in Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family that has led to worldwide confusion and varying interpretations.

FONTE: 

Christine Niles

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/cdl-burke-sspx-in-schism


martedì 3 ottobre 2017

Messa del cardinale Burke per i 100 anni esatti dal miracolo del sole di Fatima



Exactly 100 years after the “miracle of the sun” at Fatima, Cardinal Raymond Burke will offer Mass at a Marian conference celebrating the centennial of the messages of Our Lady to pray the rosary, do penance for sins, and consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. “Russia will spread her errors throughout the world” if it’s not consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, she warned. (The Bolshevik Revolution occurred in November 1917.)
She implored the children to pray the rosary every day and to make reparations for sins.
“More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason,” Our Lady of Fatima told them.
Two of those children, Jacinta and Francesco, are now canonized. The canonization cause for the third, Sister Lucia, has been opened.
At the October 13, 1917, “miracle of the sun,” the “sun danced” and tens of thousands of onlookers were able to look directly at the sun. 
The conference at Buckfast Abbey is called Fatima 100 years Later: A Marian Call For The Whole Church.
Burke, known throughout the Catholic world for his steadfast defense of the pro-life cause and Catholic orthodoxy, will open the conference and offer Mass on the mornings of October 12 and 13. He is one of the four cardinals who signed the dubia to Pope Francis asking for moral clarity on Amoris Laetitia.
It was Sr. Lucia who wrote to one of the deceased dubia signers, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, that the “final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family.”
Caffarra said abortion and homosexuality show that “what Sr. Lucia said in those days is being fulfilled in these days of ours.”
In May at the 2017 Rome Life Forum, Burke called for the full consecration of Russia. The topic has been a controversial one in Catholic circles for some time, as many believe Pope St. John Paul II’s consecration of the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary didn’t fully fulfill Our Lady’s request.
“The theology, the history, and the spirituality of Fatima are all explored over the two days,” the conference’s website explains. It will feature talks from Professor Roberto de Mattei and Fr. Thomas Crean, OP, both signers of the filial correction to Pope Francis
On October 14, there will be a Solemn Mass in honor of Our Lady followed by Eucharistic Adoration and enrollment in the Brown Scapular and Miraculous Medal.
The conference’s website describes it as a “time for discussion, a time for listening, a time for reflection upon all that has occurred in the intervening century, but perhaps more than anything else it is a reminder of how relevant the message of Fatima is today.”
Tickets for the conference cost £15 per day, not including meals. The conference promises to care for attendee’s temporal and spiritual needs. There are no rooms left at the Buckfast Abbey, but their website directs people to a list of nearby accommodations.  

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