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FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
 

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

SYNODOS
(Part 47)

LIBERALS WITH AN AGENDA


March 25, 2015

There indeed is an agenda, that of the anti-life, anti-family, homosexualist, radical feminist ideologues. The ultimate aim is to destroy faith, family and life.

I concede that there might be liberals out there who are truly looking to reaching out to Catholics outside the mainstream of Church life, and to show them mercy and compassion. However, they must know that the modernist ideologues will take advantage of their good intentions, manipulate them, and use them to cause cracks in the Church’s traditional and orthodox pastoral practice and doctrine.

As it is now, there is a lot of confusion among the faithful. Those who tend to be liberal have already interpreted confusing statements in favor of their own liberal positions. Those who are traditional are beginning to doubt if they are in the right. Those who are in the middle remain quiet, in effect not able to clear the confusion.

All this chips away at the very foundation and stability of our Church. We are in a very dangerous situation.

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Exclusive: Cardinal Burke says ‘manipulation’ at Synod was driven by agenda to undermine teachings on marriage

ROME, March 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In an interview with LifeSiteNews Paris correspondent Jeanne Smits, Cardinal Raymond Burke warns that confusion is spreading among Catholics regarding divorce and homosexuality .

In a wide-ranging interview published today in full on LifeSiteNews, the cardinal, who until recently was the head of the Vatican’s highest court, spoke of the “manipulation” that took place at the Synod of Bishops in October and also addressed contraception.

Smits simultaneously published a French version of the interview on her blog.

LifeSiteNews Paris correspondent Jeanne Smits and Cardinal Raymond Burke

Pointing to bishops whose statements in favor of homosexuality have gone “undisciplined,” Cardinal Burke said it was evident that “confusion is spreading, really, in an alarming way,” in the Church. And the confusion is having adverse effects. “I hear it myself: I hear it from Catholics, I hear it from bishops,” he said. “People are claiming now, for instance, that the Church has changed her teaching with regard to sexual relations outside of marriage, with regard to the intrinsic evil of homosexual acts.”

Cardinal Burke noted that while previously the “authority of the Church prohibited certain discussions,” now Catholics feel free to dispute even settled Catholic teaching such as that forbidding contraception.

Speaking of manipulation at October’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Burke said, “It's clear to me that there were individuals who obviously had a very strong influence on the synod process who were pushing an agenda which has nothing to do with the truth about marriage as Our Lord Himself teaches it to us, as it is handed down to us in the Church.” He explained further, “That agenda had to do with trying to justify extra-marital sexual relations and sexual acts between persons of the same sex and, in a way, clearly to relativize and even to obscure the beauty of the Church's teaching on marriage as a faithful, indissoluble, procreative union of one man and one woman.”

One of the frequent lines at the Synod from those who were suggesting change was that the change was merely pastoral and never doctrinal. For Cardinal Burke however, that “simply is a false distinction.” “There cannot be anything that's truly pastorally sound which is not doctrinally sound,” he added. “And so to say that we're just making pastoral changes that have nothing to do with doctrine is false.”

The cardinal encouraged married couples to be generous in having children, dismissing false notions of the ecological need for population control. “The truth is that if God has called a couple to marriage, then He is calling them also to be generous in receiving the gift of new human life,” he said. “And so we need many larger families today, and thanks be to God I see among some young couples today a remarkable generosity with regard to children.”

Burke said he was “very concerned” that “people are being led in a false way to think that they should practice some form of birth control in order to be responsible stewards of the earth.” Rather, “the fact of the matter is that the birthrate in most countries is far below what it needs to be to replace the present population.”

You can find LifeSiteNews' full interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke here.

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