Cardinal Raymond Burke is one of the four cardinals who have challenged Pope Francis by publishing the Dubia. He has revealed that he requested an audience with Pope Francis and has yet to receive a response.
The American cardinal known for his Catholic orthodoxy addressed several other topics during the wide-ranging interview with InfoVaticana’s Gabriel Ariza (11 April 2017).
#1 He said comments by the new head of the Jesuit order that cast doubt on the validity of Christ’s words on marriage must be corrected. (source)
#2 Cardinal Burke reaffirmed how it was necessary to make the dubia public because of the rampant confusion in the Church about fundamental questions with regard to intrinsic moral evil, the right disposition to receive Holy Communion, and the indissolubility of marriage.
#3 Cardinal Burke went on to say that a recent Vatican invitation and public welcome for a male homosexual head of state from Luxemburg with his gay lover should not have occurred. (source)
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Pope Francis supports same-sex ‘civil unions’
The picture above shows Pope Francis warmly embracing Yayo Grassi, left, and his homosexual partner, Iwan, at the Apostolic Nunciature on Sept. 23, 2015.
It is widely known that when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) was publicly critical of the government’s push to legalize homosexual “marriage,” but privately signaled he would be willing to live with civil unions as a compromise measure.
The Pope’s authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, wrote concerning this that Bergoglio argued privately that the Church should come out for civil unions as the “lesser of two evils.”
“He wagered on a position of greater dialogue with society,” stated Rubin. This claim has been backed by homosexual activist Marcelo Marquez, who told the New York Times in 2013 that Bergoglio “told me that homosexuals need to have recognized rights and that he supported civil unions, but not same-sex marriage.”
In a 2014 interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis sympathized with countries that legalize same-sex civil unions, stating that they do so “to regularize different situations of living together,” mentioning the need to regularize the economic aspects between same-sex partners, such as, for example, to ensure health care. . . .(source)
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