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To: PolishSTL
Also, please remember that bishops and cardinals are NOT infallible.

This has nothing to do with infallibility, and if you're honest, you will admit that this is nothing but a red herring designed to confuse the issue.

Burke is given way too much credit for being holy and reverent in his actions. Did anyone ever think it was just an act, theatrics for attention, face time? Think about him ordaining a male that had a sex change operation in the Lacrosse diocese as a nun ... please there are many, many blatant inconsistencies in his actions.

You're reliance on the RFT as a source of journalistic integrity and truth would cause reasonable people to question one's ability to discern other truths and facts.

Whether the facts of the story you cite are true or not, it has no bearing on the issue of the rebellion of certain St. Stanislaus individuals. Lastly, attempting to impugn the character of Archbishop Burke by pointing out this story, is, objectively, either the serious sin of rash judgment, detraction or calumny. Perhaps, you might wish to prayerfully consider the following:

The Catechism states:
2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and word likely to cause them unjust injury. He becomes guilty:
- of rash judgment who, even tacitly, assumes as true, without sufficient foundation, the moral fault of a neighbor;
- of detraction who, without objectively valid reason, discloses another's faults and failings to persons who did not know them;
- of calumny who, by remarks contrary to the truth, harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgments concerning them.

2479. Detraction and calumny destroy the reputation and honor of one's neighbor. Honor is the social witness given to human dignity, and everyone enjoys a natural right to the honor of his name and reputation and to respect. Thus, detraction and calumny offend against the virtues of justice and charity.

104 posted on 03/01/2005 7:54:07 AM PST by lrslattery ( ...Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: lrslattery
Red herring? You can't be serious? This has everything to do with saving our Catholic faith! It is a Roman Catholic's duty to take an active and responsible role in his/her faith - period. Sitting by and being passive is not faith!

His reputation is being damaged by his own actions, NOT MY WORDS! Assign responsibility where it belongs, DO NOT SLANDER ME for bringing out facts that not just the RFT but other national papers have covered. He threatens people in the media that they should NOT report anything that contradicts him. This is fact and was again been brought to light by Charles Brennan, host of KMOX 1120AM radio a few weeks back.

If you quote, then you should quote the 10 commandments, and this are just a few:
1. "Thou shall have no other gods before me" violated in March 2004 church performance by stating "... to deny the Archbishop is to deny Christ".
8. "Thou shall not steal" by extorting the property from peoples in exchange for the sacraments is blatant and violent THEFT.
9. "Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor" where should I start? Half-truths and intentional deception is just the icing on this cake.
10. "Thou shall not covet ..." where do you wish me NOT apply this? Property, monies, people?

You also quote The Catechism. Actions apply to those that start the process more intensely than those that defend themselves. We defend ourselves from the bully that is violating all that is good and correct in our Catholic religion.

I am more than happy to discuss facts at any time.

You know who I am and I asked you who you were ... I did not receive an answer from you.
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