Pope Demotes Outspoken Cardinal

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American Leadership FundRumor has it that the Pope is weakening the Catholic church’s stance on homosexuality and gay marriage. The latest indicator is yesterday’s announcement that long-time stalwart and pro-Marriage, pro-Life warrior Cardinal Raymond Burke was removed from the highest court of the Vatican and demoted to a mere ceremonial role.

Burke1000Rome2014_810_500_55_s_c1This is a sad and most troubling day, given the history of gay priests and pedophilia that has plagued the Catholic Church for so long.

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20 thoughts on “Pope Demotes Outspoken Cardinal”

  1. Am a practical, practicing Roman Catholic respectfully suggesting that the new Pope, start rehearsing/seek suggestions and listening to his own words which are NOT helping the Catholic community before he goes public. He is probably un-aware that his words/ideas can easily be totally miss-understood in every report so far!

    Soli Deo Gloria !

  2. My sources say it’s not Pope Francis behind this, but others who are trying to weaken the teaching of The Church on a whole host of core teaching. Apparently this has been going on since Vatican ll.

  3. John the Baptist also spoke out in righteousness. If the Pontiff wants to travel down the road that leads to destruction do not follow. But warmly warn him of his error. The Holy Word of God should be the last word. If you want to take in Sodomites then they must be shown the truth in that they can with the faith of Christ abandon that lifestyle. As written in 1 Corinthians Ch 6vs 9-11 9 Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men,
    10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God. 
    Amen

  4. Dear Cardinal Burke, Keep your stand on what the Bible says is right and wrong, not what a few men believe contrary to the word of God. If a Pope goes down the wrong path, we need to rebuke him, and if he repents, we need to forgive him. God is in charge! Also, it looks like Christians everywhere will need to rely on the shield of faith in these end days. God is with his children always. We are all going to need to stand strong in the word of God. God Bless you, Andrew

  5. I am a Christian, but not of your faith, that is the Roman church. I believe in the Gospel of Christ and I stand with and support you, If not physically then definitely philosophically.

  6. If the Pope has weakened the Church by demoting Cardinal Burke, let our God decide what should be done and when. 

  7. I appreciate your past stands for morality and Biblical teaching. It is a shame the pope is conforming to public demand for immorality being accepted rather than him standing on Biblical principals. After watching other denominations go through the gay acceptance problems and all the priest scandals that cost the catholic church so many millions, it is hard to believe that the pope would take this stand.

  8. I thought one of the major pillars of the Catholic church was that the words and decrees of the pope are the words and decrees of God Himself? Wouldn’t that mean any criticism of the man on these issues is a criticism of deity? But this would have the man contradicting the already revealed word of God, so the inevitable conclusion is that God is contradicting himself (unless the pope is just a manmade office and not a divine one, then it’s understandable. That would also explain why each new pope contradicts the one who went before.) Don’t be sad for Christianity that this pope is embracing anti-biblical principles; the true church of Christ is alive and well and following the bible and besides, what else would you expect a false church built by the Enemy to do?

  9. For years, theologians have named the Catholic Church as the false church spoken of in Revelation. This new pope seems intent on making that a reality. And, no, I’m not saying that ALL Catholics are going to be part of that. I believe that a lot of Catholics will abandon the church if it keeps going the way it is. Already the Presbyterian, & the Espicopal, & the Methodist churches have had a big split over the allowance of homosexual priests, or ministers. There are going to be a lot of big splits in a lot of denominations in the coming days. Those that decide the Bible doesn’t mean what it says about homosexuality will be selling their fate. I believe this is leading up to the Great Falling Away mentioned in Scripture. And, there are a lot of other denominations that are letting down the standards that God requires. Those of us that still believe in the TRUE Word of God will be ridiculed, reviled, & even killed for our beliefs. But, lift up your heads, ye true believers, for your redemption draweth nigh!6

  10. I suggest that JB take some time and read what the Catholic Church,  the Church established by Jesus Christ,  says about Papal Infallibility.  JB does not have the slightest idea what it means.  I also suggest that JB read the writings of the early Church Fathers.  He would possibly then realize what Church Christ established.  Incidentally,  the Bible is a Catholic book.  Yet, the early Christians, who died for Christ, did not posses the book , but they still possessed the Church established by Jesus – the Catholic Church. God Bless You. 

  11. The only reason for demoting a very Catholic Cardinal Burke is that the pope is a democrat. Undoubtedly, he used one of the democrat controlled polling sites to illegally cast his ballot for Obama. He was reported missing for four days in November.

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