Senior US cardinal laments the silence of Catholics on pro-life, pro-family issues
23 September 2013
Cardinal Raymond Burke is the most senior Catholic clergyman in the United States
Cardinal Raymond Burke, the most senior US cardinal and head of the Catholic Church's highest court, has lamented the silence of Catholics on pro-life and pro-family issues.
In an interview he said: "There is far too much silence - people do not want to talk about [issues such as abortion] because the topic is not 'politically correct'. But we cannot be silent any longer or we will find ourselves in a situation that will be very difficult to reverse."
He said that pro-abortion politicians must be denied Holy Communion, honours by Catholic universities and public Catholic funerals. [LifeSiteNews.com, 20 September]
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- BBC accused of 'bias' in favour of assisted suicide [Telegraph, 21 September]
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- Profile of Indian surrogacy centre used by British couples [Telegraph, 21 September]
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- London South Bank University student leafleting: The message must not be silenced [SPUC youth blog, 20 September]
- Queen Mary University of London: Opposition and hope [SPUC youth blog, 19 September]