The following interview was paraphrased Mar. 19 on the blog site Eponymous Flower.
The Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura spoke with unmistakable clarity : “It takes uncompromising Catholics” to oppose the killing of unborn children, artificial insemination, and the gender ideology. In an exceptional and very long interview with the monthly magazine Radici Cristiane by Roberto de Mattei, the Cardinal treated in a Catholic manner, the burning and controversial issues of the current debate over which, anti-Church circles exercise an increasingly radical cultural hegemony and how the thinking of Europeans is veritably brainwashed, which begins in kindergarten. There is no more time to watch idly or to talk about compromise. Nor is it legitimate to resign.[!] The tacit resignation in the face of a psychological, moral and spiritual destruction thus constitutes a form of compromise with evil, says the Cardinal.
The traditional Cardinal from the U.S. calls on the parents and teachers to decide to act against things included in the school programs and curricula, which means the “injured innocence of children”. These include programs that already want to teach four or five year old children that marriage could have “different forms”.
Catholics Should Stand up Against Perversions of Relativism
An end to the silence, an end to the anxiety, an end to the cowardice. It is necessary to bear witness to the truth of Christ to affirm the natural right to call the healthy Catholic doctrine into memory and stand up to the rampant perversions of relativism and secularism against the Church, against life and against the family, the cardinal said.
A certain laxity in the past decades have fostered the emergence and enforcement of false ideas. The fight against truth, beauty and goodness is in its present severity would have been unthinkable, if the half-heartedness had not come into the Church, the cardinal said. “A real Catholic believes entirely in every truth taught by the Church without compromise. The terms ‘partial catholicity’ and ‘part catholic’ are a contradiction in terms,” said Cardinal Burke.
“Confident No” to Abortion More Necessary Than Ever
Today it is more than ever necessary “to confidently say no to abortion and the contraceptive mentality”. In this sense it was even more so a ” resounding no to Communion for politicians, who act against the moral law, in order, to prevent sacrilege through consistent action and to protect the faithful from a public scandal.”
The schools and the families should have no hesitation to “fight against the dictatorship of decadent gender theory. Parents need to watch over the education of their children so that they are educated regarding human sexuality to the truth and to be protected from false messages that are to be implemented by schools and the media,” said Burke. Parents should avoid having their children participate in classes and extracurricular activities that undermine the truth about the nature of man as man and wife. ”
Resist “Decadent Gender Theory”
The Cardinal treated the problem of genetic manipulation in the interview: “It is important to emphasize that the resistance of the Church against in-vitro techniques is based on the conception of the natural law and not to a specific Catholic doctrine. Right reason protects the inviolability of human dignity and the procreation of man. ”
Against abortion and “gay marriage” the Cardinal urged the raising of “the loud voice of protest” and to take to the streets against those governments that violate the natural law. The March for Life in different countries is a very useful tool for it.
Obama Accelerated Spread Perverse Theories
The Obama administration has, said Cardinal Burke, “brought an acceleration of perverse theories”. The policy of “U.S. presidents have become progressively more hostile to Christian civilization. Many faithful Catholics have responded to the ever more increasing persecution. Unfortunately, there is still the impression that a considerable part of the population is not really aware of what is happening at present. ”
In France, the population has responded most clearly: “The logo of Manif pour tous is very strong. It aims at the truth. What the French have implemented is a model for other countries. The citizens must be ready to act,” said Cardinal Burke.
The complete eight-page interview can be obtained from the magazine Radici Cristiane, in Italian.
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