It has been about five years since Cardinal Burke mailed his article on “The Discipline of the Denial of Holy Communion” to every bishop in the U.S. http://tinyurl.com/canon915
It IS time that Cardinal Burke initiated procedures to discipline the bishops who obstinately persist in disobeying Canon 915. These bishops are themselves obstinately persisting in manifest grave sin. They themselves should be denied Communion, according to Canon 915.
Of course, the only way to prevent a bishop who obstinately persists in public grave sin is to prevent him from celebrating Mass.
A South African bishop who was discovered to be a member of a homosexual message board was deposed. Pope Benedict removed dozens of bishops from office during his reign.
Which is more scandalous and destructive to the Church?—a bishop who posts homosexual musings on an internet message board, or a bishop who encourages public officials to promote abortion by refusing his own strict duty to deny them Communion?
The oft-repeated public statements of Cardinal Burke absolutely FORCE one to the conclusion that Cardinal Wuerl is obstinately persisting in manifest grave sin—to the detriment and scandal of the Church.
Why does Cardinal Burke not take steps to have Cardinal Wuerl removed as Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Washington? There is no VALID reason.
Can you please explain why the church continues to look the other way on all the politicians who publicly profess to be devout Catholics yet support and defend even late-term abortion and same-sex marriage? I was so hoping that when Pelosi and Biden went to Rome for the coronation of Pope Francis, they would be turned away when they went up for Communion, but they weren’t. That would have been the perfect opportunity to make a point, but instead, nothing happened!
Why doesn’t the Vatican excommunicate them and loudly explain why? To me, allowing this to continue in such a public way is tacit approval. How can the Church expect the rest of us to respect and obey if this is allowed?
Every time I hear Pelosi spew her lies about the Church, I just get so angry and, frankly, the lack of response from those in authority is causing me doubt and I don’t know how much longer I can continue believing in a church that allows this. (I left the Methodist church for that very reason.) Thank you very much if you can explain this to me.
“Why does Cardinal Burke not take steps to have Cardinal Wuerl removed as Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Washington?”
Because Donna’s bosses haven’t wanted her removed?
The reason is simple....the heart and soul of the Catholic church hierarchy is hypocrisy. Burke has been around long enough to remember priest Robert Drinin, congressman and advocate for legalized abortion. What happened to him? Highly honored in life and death by Catholic institutions despite or because of his “grave moral sins”.
Burke can blather on and on but so what? He’s “spoken out”, “taken a forceful position”, posed in his pretty red costume...who cares?