Interview With Cardinal Burke . . . Insights On The Church And Modern Society

September 2013 By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, who formerly served as bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., and archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Mo., recently spent some time in the United States. The Catholic Servant was granted the opportunity to interview His Eminence in mid-July on a variety of topics at Eternal Life’s The Church Teaches Forum in Louisville, Ky.) Q. Six years ago, Pope Benedict issued Summorum Pontificum, which allowed for the usage of the Tridentine Mass on a wider scale in the Church. In his accompanying letter to the bishops, the Holy Father stated that “the two Forms of the usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching.” Do you see concrete benefits that have come to the Church in the past several years because of Summorum Pontificum? Continue reading

Critical Acclaim For Cardinal's New Book

This small book is a love story, shared from the heart of a man who exemplifies devotion to Christ in the Eucharist in a way few American prelates have ever exhibited.   Cardinal Burke helps us plumb the depths of the truth as it relates to the Eucharist in a way that I would never have imagined possible. — Judie Brown President and Co-founder of American Life League     Continue reading

Nuncio urges Irish faithful to read Cardinal’s book

A new book of theology by the head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signature, Cardinal Raymond L Burke, has been publicly endorsed as “a great way to introduce yourself to the teachings of the Church on the Eucharist,” by the papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown. Speaking in Cork on his first visit to the city since his arrival in Ireland in February, Archbishop Brown urged the Irish faithful to read and engage with Divine Love Made Flesh, which draws from two papal documents on the Eucharist. Continue reading

Choose ‘Divine Love’

By Jenn Giroux Not too long ago I attended a Catholic funeral of a close friend. Knowing that half of the family in attendance was of the Muslim faith I asked the non-ordained ‘funeral assistant’ of the parish to please ask the priest to announce the guidelines for whether or not a person in attendance should receive the Holy Eucharist. He responded, “We leave that up to Jesus”. I asked him a second time to please be sure that the announcement was made. Continue reading

Cardinal Burke Publishes 1st Book

BY TIM DRAKE – National Catholic Register It’s hard to believe that Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, hasn’t published a book up until now. Yet, he’s a very busy man. If he had to start somewhere, he has chosen the very best place to begin – with Jesus Christ’s central and unifying presence in the Holy Eucharist. I was fortunate to read an advance copy of the book, and what a book it is! Continue reading

Book Review: Divine Love made Flesh: The Eucharist as the Sacrament of Charity by Raymond Cardinal Burke

Reviewed by Judie Brown. From the opening words of this inspirational book it is clear that Cardinal Burke wants the reader to comprehend the most wondrous aspects of the most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist.  He helps us understand why the Eucharist is so important to our faith, being as Pope John Paul II defined it, the “source and summit” of what it means to be Catholic.  But at a more profound level, Cardinal Burke captures the immensity of Christ’s love, poured out on the Cross at Calvary and repeated on the altar as we partake of the most precious body and blood of Our Lord. Continue reading

Cardinal Burke’s first book connects everyday life with the Eucharist

A new book penned by Cardinal Raymond Burke, expected to be available in the United States by late May, will shed light on a practical understanding of the core of the Catholic faith — the Eucharist. Continue reading