His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night.
Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview.
Among interesting moments are
- Card. Burke’s reaction to Fr. Rosica’s strange remarks about how the Pope rules: 25:45
- Card. Burke’s advice to how to deal with with our present situation. 28:00
Among those things he recommends are:
- Remember that there is preternatural, demonic activity involved.
- Prayer and fasting are needed. Make sacrifices and acts of reparation. Yes, he said “reparation”!
- In particular, celebrate the sacred liturgy well so that we can benefit from the graces Christ offers for the Church.
Also, the Cardinal was interviewed by Thomas McKenna of Catholic Action for Faith and Family.
I thought this paragraph was interesting.
There existed in the Roman Pontifical (the Latin Catholic liturgical book that contains the rites performed by bishops) for centuries the rites for the degradation of clerics and also of hierarchy who had failed gravely in their office. I believe it would be helpful to read over again those rites to understand deeply what the Church has always understood, which is that shepherds can go astray, even in a grave way, and then must be appropriately disciplined and even dismissed from the clerical state.
I would remind the readership that on 29 July I posted about the Rite of Degradation of the Bishop in the traditional Roman Pontifical. I provided the Latin and a translation. Already in 2006 I had posted about these rites. I posted about the Rite of Degradation of a Priest on 17 August. I also suggested, yesterday, that seminarians and priests should reflect on these rites, perhaps side by side with the older, traditional rite of ordination so that they can, from a negative point of view, gain additional insight into who they are supposed to be. We can learn from failure too.