Cardinal Burke Speaks on Apostasy and Heresy

  1. IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: Cardinal Raymond Burke returns to his seat after giving a keynote address at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
    IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: Cardinal Raymond Burke returns to his seat after giving a keynote address at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
  2. IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: A woman congratulates Cardinal Raymond Burke after a keynote address at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
    IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: A woman congratulates Cardinal Raymond Burke after a keynote address at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
  3. IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: Cardinal Raymond Burke listens at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
    IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: Cardinal Raymond Burke listens at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
  4. IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: A man sings Salve Regina at the  Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
    IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: A man sings Salve Regina at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
  5. IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: Cardinal Raymond Burke gives a keynote address at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
    IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 7: Cardinal Raymond Burke gives a keynote address at the Fatima Summit at the Irving Convention Center on October 7, 2017. (Anthony Mazur/AM News Net)
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Posted 10/7/17, 10:130 PM CST
 
IRVING, Texas (AM News Net) — The 2017 Fatima Summit, hosted by Catholic Action, an organization aimed at upholding and defending Christian values, concluded on its second day with a keynote address by His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke.

Burke, one of the four cardinals who signed the dubia addressed to Pope Francis asking for clarification on his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, used his time to warn of apostasy and heresy within the Church.

The dubia went unanswered, leading Burke to suggest there may need to be a "formal act of correction of a serious error" in an interview with Edward Pentin of The National Catholic Register and putting Burke even more into the international spotlight. This does not stop him from zealously fighting for clarity, unless the laity might become confused.

"Heretical doctrines flow from a rationalism and sentamentalism which draws souls away from the faith itself," Burke said. "Shortly I will present Pope John Paul II's teaching regarding the apostasy of our time, as it illustrates a kind of practical apostasy without its formal declaration."

In his address, Burke explained the difference between apostasy and heresy, and how one could be guilty of them.

"[Those who] cooperate with apostasy, also by their silence, bear a very heavy burden of responsibility," Burke said. 

Burke suggested that in current affairs, the Church needs to step up with clarity.

"At a time when the world has never needed the courageouss witness of the Church more, the Church appears to not know Herself," Burke said.

The speech, which received a standing ovation, preceded the very end of the conference, a recitation of Salve Regina. Although the summit came to a close, the congregation, close to 700 attendees according to Catholic Action, will leave with increased vigor and zeal for their faith in hopes to save souls.

"Let us never doubt that the hearts of Jesus and Mary are ever open to receive our prayers and to help us in all of our needs," Cardinal Burke said.

​Catholic Action hopes to host a similar event next year.

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