Know-nothing article touts faulty USCCB voting guidance. Attempts to confuse and water down the truth.

Here’s a few clues:

Burke is right on Catholic policy and he also rightly understands that the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is wrong. Plus … the USCCB has absolutely no canonical authority of its own, in this matter. Only individual bishops have the authority to govern their own diocese.

McCarrick and Wuerl might be right on USCCB policy, but they (and the majority of the USCCB) are are wrong when it comes to articulating authentic Catholic principles, on these matters.

The National Catholic Reporter (NCR) is a liberal Catholic publication that cannot be trusted (as opposed to the National Catholic Register, which usually can.)

Now … read the article.

Congratulate Pro-Life Hero, Archbishop Burke, on his elevation to Cardinal

On Tuesday, October 19, Pope Benedict XVI named Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis and current Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as one of 24 archbishops who will be made a cardinal of the Catholic Church during the consistory in November.

All faithful Catholics and pro-life and pro-family individuals around the world have joyfully greeted the news of this great honor.

Archbishop Burke is an unrelenting champion of the rights of the unborn, the natural family, and orthodox Catholicism. He is viewed as a personal hero and the staunchest of allies by those who are active in promoting authentic Catholic education, as well as those within the pro-life and pro-family movements.

Archbishop Burke has never hesitated to make bold public statements in defense of Catholic orthodoxy and the culture of life, or to take public action against the culture of death. Notably, Archbishop Burke is one of the bishops who have upheld and defended Cardinal Ratzinger’s clear instruction that persistently pro-abortion politicians or public figures must not be admitted to communion until they publicly repent. He was also one of the 88 U.S. bishops who spoke up against Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Barack Obama at last year’s Commencement ceremonies.

As a cardinal, Archbishop Burke will not only be elevated as one of the princes of the Church, but will be placed among the ranks of those who could become our future pope.

Archbishop Burke deserves enthusiastic congratulations for this honor and needs our encouragement to continue to be a shining example of how a faithful bishop can boldly speak out and effectively lead in today’s world.

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Courtesy of the Cardinal Newman Society

Old Rite Latin Mass celebrated at St. Peter’s in Rome – First time in Forty Years

Pontifical solemn high mass st. peters burke

As rain fell in St Peter’s Square, a solemn High Mass according to the old rite was celebrated this morning in Latin in St. Peter’s Basilica by American Archbishop Raymond Burke. After Mass, the sun came out over the Square, in a blue sky.

By Dr. Robert Moynihan, reporting from Rome

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