Cardinal Raymond Burke is joined by the contributing authors of “From the Beginning: The Mission and Vocation of the Family in the Contemporary World,” who share a brief outline of their thoughts on the Synod on the Family. The Panel also took several questions from the audience.
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Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, the Cardinal Patronus of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, delivered this keynote address entitled “Canonical Questions Regarding the Proposed Pastoral Care of the Faithful Who Are Divorced and Have Attempted Marriage.”
Cardinal Burke’s talk was part of an event entitled “Addressing the Instrumentum Laboris”, discussing the Synod on the Family.
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Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal at the Apostolic Signatura, celebrated the 2011 Baccalaureate mass at Franciscan University of Steubenville. In his homily, the Cardinal reflects on the conversion of St. Paul, the witness of love presented by St. Francis, and the Holy Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the believers, letting us pour out springs of living water into a thirsting world. “Our Lord truly continues to meet us in the Church as he met Saul on the road to Damascus, and he gives us a mission in the world,” said the cardinal. “Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our souls by means of the sacraments of baptism and confirmation, and through the healing and strengthening of the grace of the Holy Spirit within us by means of the forgiveness of sins in the sacrament of penance, and the nourishment of the life of the Holy Spirit within our souls with the heavenly food of his true Body, Blood, soul and divinity in the sacrament of the holy Eucharist, our risen Lord, seated in glory at the right hand of the Father, is also truly with us.”