Cardinal Burke: Church in US in ‘possibly the worst crisis that it’s ever experienced’
August 17, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: “I’ve never heard so much anger, so much disappointment, so much frustration from good Catholic faithful,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke. He added that “it doesn’t seem reasonable to me to think that other prelates didn’t know” about ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s deeds.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Aug. 17, 2018 4:49 PM ET USA
I don't disagree with Cardinal Burke often, and certainly not on matters of faith, morals, or discipline, but I must break with his prudential judgment that the U.S. Church is in "possibly the worst crisis that it’s ever experienced." No, this is not the worst crisis. It is merely the fallout from one of the worst crises: actively recruiting homosexuals into the priesthood 50 years ago. Congressman Robert K. Dornan reported on it in the early 1990s and predicted what would happen--and it did.