Catholics have been silent for too long in the face of the deceit of the homosexual agenda – Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke, the Church’s top canon lawyer and prefect for the Apostolic Signatura, has said that Catholics have been silent for far too long in the face of the deceit of the homosexual agenda out of fear of political correctness.

The cardinal also urged the faithful to practice “much prayer and fasting” to counter the growing threat of the homosexual agenda.

“The alarming rapidity of the realization of the homosexual agenda ought to awaken all of us and frighten us with regard to the future of our nation,” he said. “This is a work of deceit, a lie about the most fundamental aspect of our human nature, our human sexuality, which after life itself defines us. There is only one place these types of lies come from, namely Satan. It is a diabolical situation which is aimed at destroying individuals, families, and eventually our nation.”

“The fact that these kinds of ‘arrangements’ are made legal is a manifestation of a culture of death, of an anti- life and anti- family culture which has existed in our nation now for some time,” he said.

Catholics have not engaged the battle for the family effectively, he said, “because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time.”

“This is a failure of catechesis both of children and young people that has been going on for fifty years,” he continued. “It is being addressed, but it needs much more radical attention.”

“There is far too much silence — people do not want to talk about it because the topic is not ‘politically correct,’” he added. “But we cannot be silent any longer or we will find ourselves in a situation that will be very difficult to reverse.”

The Cardinal said Catholics risk facing increasing persecution, such as the inability to even work in fields like education and healthcare, if the government remains on its present course.

“If the present government, which can be described in no other way than totalitarian, is not held back from the course it is on, these persecutions will follow,” he said. “It will not be possible for Catholics to exercise most of the normal human services whether in health care, education, or social welfare because in conscience they will no longer be able to do what the government demands: to cooperate in grave moral evil. We are heading in that direction and even see it now.”

He urged Americans to take the example of France, where the people have reacted strongly to government imposition of same-sex “marriage.” “The French people are out on the streets in protest — one demonstration had upwards of two million people,” he said. “There has arisen in France among the people the will to resist the government and that is what we need in this country.”

Asked how Catholics can reconcile the fact that they are told not to vote for political candidates who support grave intrinsic evils, while these same politicians are given honors at Catholic universities and public Catholic funerals, he said, “You cannot reconcile it.”

“It is a contradiction, it is wrong, it is a scandal, and it must stop!” he said. “We live in a culture with a false sense of dialogue — which has also crept into the Church — where we pretend to dialogue about open and egregious violations of the moral law.”

“Can we believe it is permissible to recognize publicly people who support open and egregious violations, and then act surprised if someone is scandalized by it?”

Protect the Pope comment: It’s a nonsense for people to say that Catholics have focused too much on the great moral evils of our time such as abortion and gay marriage and sex, when in fact as a result of the collapse of catechesis since Vatican II, the majority of Catholics have been reduced to silence. In the face of the political push to enshrine gay marriage and the normalisation of deviancy, and the Silent Holocause of 1.7 billion babies killed through abortion since the 1970′s Catholics must shout from the roof tops and take to the streets.

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28 comments to Catholics have been silent for too long in the face of the deceit of the homosexual agenda – Cardinal Raymond Burke

  • Rifleman819

    Dear Nick ,
    We only need to contrast Arundel and Brighton and Cardinal Burke , don’t we?

  • Patrick Fahey

    Well said Cardinal Burke, brave and precient.

    In Domino,

  • Nicolas Bellord

    Well not all Catholics have been silent. Yesterday evening I attended a lecture on the effects of Vatican II at my local parish church given by our assistant priest Father Vladimir Nikiforov. We were given a short history of the Church showing how successive Popes had got it all wrong. The syllabus of errors was one example. The loss of the Papal States was a good thing. The separation of Church and State in France in the 1900s was a good thing as it put power in the Church into the hands of Catholic laymen rather than clerics (presumably a foretaste of what some would like to see in the UK). There was no mention of all Church property being confiscated and 20,000 religious being exiled. At the same time the Pope got it all wrong in condemning Modernism and so it went on. All a mixture of error and muddle with several historical inaccuracies. Well this is in A&B so what can one expect? It all adds up to saying that the Church frequently changes its doctrines and things are really moving fast now so we can expect big changes in the future.

  • Rifleman819

    Nicolas ,
    That is precisely it -either through willfull ignorance or a malevolent Alsheimers…the “VAT2ers” try to con the unaware that everything that went before was wrong-they deliberately neglect to mention the previous 20 Councils of the Church and the centrality of the See of St Peter.

    They spout sheer, outright historical porkies or where this is too outrageous they will distort and take out of context.
    They are shrill and worried now because their little game has been rumbled.

    And they hated Benedict XVI-because (unlike them) he was actually there!

  • tro

    Well said, Deacon Nick. Let’s hope the Bishop of Rome can find a context which will inspire him to condemn the evil decision made by the Mater Misericordiae hospital. (A phone call might be in order there.)

    Let’s hope a “disjointed multitude of doctrines” don’t hinder his telling ++Martin to do the right (and necessary) thing.

  • Nicolas Bellord

    But Rifleman819 Wikipedia tells us ” In the Papal States, where Pope Gregory XVI had declared the railways being a devilish work,[citation needed] some lines were begun in 1846 under Pius IX with the Rome and Frascati Rail Road then the Rome and Civitavecchia Rail Road.”

    In the view of our priest that is an example of one Pope reversing a fundamental teaching of the Church so we can expect more!

    The trouble is that my fellow parishioners seemed to be lapping it all up. I suspect many of them have guilt feelings about certain things and will lap up anything that tells them not to worry.

  • John Dare

    You’re on a loser I suspect Nick. Trying to tie abortion, a subject about which lots of reasonable people might sympathise with you, to gay marriage is a dead end.

    I appreciate that your view is that both are connected, but the vast majority of people in the UK would see that as not so; being anti gay will be viewed as just prejudice with a gloss of tradition/natural law/ Gods word, call it what you will.

    A shame to tarnish a good issue by linking the two, because it will set most peoples minds against the church, when it needn’t. No replies required, we already know what they’ll be.

    • Francis

      True – we might be “on a loser” today.

      But so was William Wilberforce for most of his life.

      It’s also true that some people seek to deliberately discredit the Catholic Church because they wish to silence her voice – especially on moral issues.

      I remember that the knives were out for Pope Francis as soon as he was elected for allegedly having failed to protect a couple of Jesuit priests from the murderous regime in Argentina when he was Jesuit Provincial.

      But now a book has been published in Italian called Bergoglio’s List showing that in reality he saved many people from torture and death. I am sure it will soon be translated into English.

  • Lynda

    This is precisely what the Pope ought to be saying “all the time”, whilst enforcing the laws and upholding the doctrine of the Church for the salvation of souls, including those not yet in the Church.

  • Rifleman819

    John , The Catholic Church is not” anti-gay”-any more than it is “anti-adulterers, thieves , abortionists …you name it”

    It preaches against the sin of these actions.But it takes pity on the sinner who acknowledges his/her faults and tries to offer genuine repentance.

    In 1960 both homosexual practice and abortion were criminal offences.By 1970 neither were.
    We are far happier now , aren’t we?

  • Joseph Matthew

    Sorry John Dare, You’re on a loser if you believe that lots of reasonable people are pro-life.The 7 million+ abortions following the David Steele act says it all.

    • John Dare

      Joseph, are you saying that because (in your view) abortion is a lost cause, it doesn’t matter what unpleasant fascist nonsense is spouted in the name of ‘truth’?

  • Same old, same old

    Protect the Pope comment: It’s a nonsense for people to say that Catholics have focused too much on the great moral evils of our time such as abortion and gay marriage and sex, when in fact as a result of the collapse of catechesis since Vatican II, the majority of Catholics have been reduced to silence. In the face of the political push to enshrine gay marriage and the normalisation of deviancy, and the Silent Holocause of 1.7 billion babies killed through abortion since the 1970′s Catholics must shout from the roof tops and take to the streets.

    Pope Francis says: “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods,” Francis argues. “The teaching of the church,” he assures Spadaro, “is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time,,,,,During the return flight from Rio de Janeiro I said that if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge. “By saying this, I said what the catechism says. Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.”

    • tro

      ” … it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.”*

      This remark exemplifies the kind of confusion the Bishop of Rome has created with his perplexing – and at times, incomprehensible – “off-the-cuff” statements.

      Do the teachings of the Church not, in a certain sense, ‘interfere’ spiritually in the life of a person? If they don’t, then surely something has gone badly wrong.

      *What does that remark even mean?

  • Rifleman 819

    Same old ,
    Can you tell where then Pope Francis repudiates or contradicts one iota of the Gospels or the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

    • same old, same old

      No, I can’t. That’s my point.

      Why on earth would you assume that when yourself and the Pope are so clearly at odds with each other that it’s the Pope that is wrong?

      • Rifleman819

        Same old, How did you get that then?

        Read what I wrote earlier..where did I say that the Holy Father was wrong?
        And can you tell me where Pope Francis has abrogated either the Gospels or the Magisterium of the Church?

  • fed up with this nonsense

    Cardinal Burke for Pope. This was the man I had hoped would become Pope… Oh well.. We move on.

  • Lynda

    Cardinal Burke is exemplary in his clear, unapologetic, constant teaching of the whole of the Faith and morals. All priests and Bishops should do so.

  • tony ghiotto

    With “because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time.”
    We have in indictment against the Hierarchy and clergy. Who mission is it to teach Catholic Doctrine to the faithful.

  • William

    We’ll this should be the final nail in the coffin for Cardinal Burke (who would have made a perfect pope). There is no way that Francis will keep the Cardinal in his Curial position. Now that it is almost certain Piero Marini will be prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship. Cardinal Burke is unapologetic in his living and preaching of the Catholic Faith, he is a modern day St. Charles Borromeo. Knowing that this pope is a liberal I see Francis removing Burke immediately.

  • Lynn Loring

    So thankful for Cardinal Burke….I hope William is wrong and he is not removed or if he is he is put where he can do the greatest good and we can still be touched by his care for our souls

  • margretto

    William,
    Cardinal Burke has already been reappointed, and PS the Pope is NOT a liberal.
    Have a nice day.

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