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Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary

ROME, May 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a call this morning for the Catholic faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

Cardinal Burke, who is one of the four Cardinals who have asked Pope Francis for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia, made his appeal at the Rome Life Forum, in the month of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first apparition to the three shepherd children.

Burke is the former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and current Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

In a comprehensive address on “The Secret of Fatima and a New Evangelization,” Cardinal Burke, in the presence of fellow dubia Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, outspoken Kazakhstan Bishop Athanasius Schneider and over 100 life and family leaders from 20 nations, said that the triumph of the Immaculate Heart would mean much more than the ending of world wars, and the physical calamities that Our Lady of Fatima predicted.

“As horrible as are the physical chastisements associated with man’s disobedient rebellion before God, infinitely more horrible are the spiritual chastisements for they have to do with the fruit of grievous sin: eternal death,” he said.

He expressed agreement with one of the foremost Fatima scholars, Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, who said that the promised triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary undoubtedly refers firstly to “the victory of the Faith, which will put an end to the time of apostasy, and the great shortcomings of the Church’s pastors.”

Turning to the current situation in the Church in light of Our Lady of Fatima’s revelations, Burke said:
The teaching of the Faith in its integrity and with courage is the heart of the office of the Church’s pastors: the Roman Pontiff, the Bishops in communion with the See of Peter, and their principal co-workers, the priests. For that reason, 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. The poisonous fruits of the failure of the Church’s pastors is seen in a manner of worship, of teaching and of moral discipline which is not in accord with Divine Law.
The call for the consecration of Russia is for some controversial, but Cardinal Burke addressed the reasons for his appeal simply and straightforwardly. “The requested consecration is at once a recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have in God’s plan for peace and a sign of profound love for our brothers and sisters in Russia,” he said.

“Certainly, Pope Saint John Paul II consecrated the world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984,” said Cardinal Burke. “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.”

The want for the ‘explicit’ mention of Russia in the consecration as requested by Our Lady was desired by Pope John Paul II, but not undertaken due to pressure from counselors. This fact was confirmed most recently by the official representative of Pope Francis at the Fatima anniversary celebration last week in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Speaking on May 13, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, former president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, recalled his conversation with Pope John Paul II after the 1984 consecration, or “entrustment," which took place March 25, when the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was in Rome.

“Obviously, for a long time [the pope] had dealt with that significant mission which the Mother of God had given to the seer children there,” Cordes said. “However, he held back to mention Russia explicitly, because the Vatican diplomats had urgently asked him not to mention this country because otherwise political conflicts might perhaps arise.”

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.”

Instructing the faithful, Cardinal Burke taught that Our Lady of Fatima "provides for us the means to go faithfully to her Divine Son and to seek from Him the wisdom and strength to bring His saving grace to a profoundly troubled world.”

Cardinal Burke outlined six means Our Lady gave at Fatima for the faithful take part in the restoration of peace in the world and in the Church:
  • to pray the Rosary each day
  • to wear the Brown Scapular;
  • to make sacrifices for the sake of saving sinners;
  • to make reparation for offenses to her Immaculate Heart by means of the First Saturday devotion; and
  • to convert our own lives ever more to Christ.
  • Lastly, she asks the Roman Pontiff, in union with all the Bishops of the world, to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

“By these means, she promises that her Immaculate Heart will triumph, bringing souls to Christ, her Son,” Cardinal Burke added.

“Turning to Christ, they will make reparation for their sins. Christ, through the intercession of His Virgin Mother, will save them from Hell and bring peace to the whole world.”
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Interesting timing.  Given the Pope was just in Fatima.
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In lieu of formal corrections being issued in regards to the dubia, we get this as an alternative. Wonderful! Maybe Cardinal Burke should continue to concentrate on the exact words found in Amoris laetitia.

It appears Cardinal Burke has gone to the dark side. First he issues a statement that Muslims do not worship the same God as if there are more than one God. Sloppy theology at best. If he thinks Muslims worship Satan, then just come right out and say it.

This worry over the consecration really is quite the limited hangout, now isn't it?

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Interesting timing.  Given the Pope was just in Fatima.

I think it is more interesting timing in that President Trump is going to visit with the Supreme Pontiff in a short couple of days.

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Cardinal Burke, just doing his part to advance the Russian Meme which is professed by people like Victoria Nuland, and John McCain, AIPAC and all the Neo Cons in the think tank formerly known as The Project for a New American Century.

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It appears Cardinal Burke has gone to the dark side.
  Cardinal Burke is a Trad leaning neo-Catholic.  He has not embraced the dark side, but he may end up in a dark place if he dies without performing his duty.  His problem is Vat. II and the heresiarch Karol Wojtyla.

I underestimated Cardinal Burke before he came out and publicly showed that he had twice asked Jorge Bergoglio to recant from his heresies.  That took guts.  I admit I'm losing hope, but he surprised me in the past.  I'm not making excuses, it's late, no doubt.

If he declares Bergoglio to be an heretic, he will unleash the Fatima chastisement.  I'll celebrate, hopefully getting pissed drunk with Greg and Laus, or however the Brits say it.  We'll raise a pint as the nuclear flash goes off in the sky.
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The Cardinal is a good, wise and kindly priest, but I hope he can stick to the dubia. It asks reasonable questions. Less self regarding occupiers of the Chair of Peter answered various dubia. Even one of the dubium would be nice.
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Everybody with an ounce pf prayer and understanding, prays for Russia,  prays for Israel, prays for Ireland, Poland, Germany, South America, Nigeria, Venezuela, Jamaica, the Bronx, the Dallas Cowboys, Obama, Frankie Gallagher,  Abbot and Costello, Tonto,  Mary Poppins————what a load., BALLS.

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Full text: Cardinal Burke’s historic call for consecration of Russia
"The following address was given by His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke on 19 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, which is organised by Voice of the Family."
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PETITION)

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete." Benedict XVI May 13, 2010

"Tell people that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her." Saint Jacinta Marto
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