Some in the so-called “traditionalist” world, it seems, are practically wetting their shorts with excitement over the “Breaking News” (courtesy of LifeSite News) that Cardinal Raymond Burke is calling for the faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
In his address today at the Roman Life Forum, Cardinal Burke said:
“Certainly, Pope Saint John Paul II consecrated the world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984, but, today, once again, we hear the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in accord with her explicit instruction.”
Is this man even capable of speaking plainly?
What in God’s name does the 1984 consecration of the world have to do with Our Lady’s “explicit instructions”?
Why did Cardinal Burke feel compelled to even bring that up?
Only he can say for certain, but it sure looks to me like someone lacks the testicles to simply speak the truth without equivocation.
Either the consecration of Russia was done, or it wasn’t. Period.
Pay close attention to Burke’s words:
“But, today, once again, we hear the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia…”
As reported by LifeSite News:
For those who may still object to calling for the consecration of Russia, Cardinal Burke recalled the words of Pope St. John Paul II who in 1982 during his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart noted: “Mary’s appeal is not for just once. Her appeal must be taken up by generation after generation, in accordance with the ever new ‘signs of the times’. It must be unceasingly returned to. It must ever be taken up anew.”
So let me make sure I got this right…
Mary’s simple request for the consecration of Russia (which in truth is God’s request delivered by Our Lady), according to John Paul II, who not only failed to do it over the course of more than a quarter of a century as pope, but created the Assisi abominations as an alternative means of achieving the world peace that she promised, “is not just for once” but “must be unceasingly returned to”?
What a load of steaming excrement.
And for heaping this manure upon the flock Cardinal Burke deserves our esteem?
Cardinal Burke also said:
“The Third Secret is directed, with particular force, to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church. Their failure to teach the faith, in fidelity to the Church’s constant teaching and practice, whether through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach, and their silence endangers mortally, in the deepest spiritual sense, the very souls for whom they have been consecrated to care spiritually.”
As I recall, the Third Secret as allegedly published in full by the Holy See in the year 2000 said absolutely nothing about a failure on the part of those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church.
Is Cardinal Burke now hinting with winks and nods (because God forbid he should speak like a man) that the Vatican orchestrated a magnificent lie concerning the Third Secret on the watch of John Paul the Great Ecumenist with the help of his faithful sidekick Josef Ratzinger?
It would seem so.
In an article written for the Catholic Herald in July of 2016, some person named Joanna Bogle shared the following:
Back in 2013, when there was an outbreak of lobbying by the Fatimists, I wrote to Cardinal Raymond Burke, then head of the Apostolic Signatura, expressing my concern. He wrote back: “You are correct that there is much confusion about the message of Our Lady of Fatima, caused especially by Fr. Nicholas Gruner, a priest who is not in good standing in the Church, and that this confusion is harmful to many good people who are being led astray about the important message of Our Lady of Fatima.”
As far as I’m concerned, Cardinal Burke has exactly ZERO credibility with respect to Fatima.
If, in fact, he has had a change of heart, great, but the first order of business is this:
He owes Fr. Nicholas Gruner a posthumous, and very public, apology.
Until that happens, you won’t find any hip hip hoorays for Cardinal Burke on these pages.