Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A letter from Cardinal Burke:

After six years of service in the Vatican as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura---the highest court of the Catholic Church---the Vatican announced on November 8 that Cardinal Raymond Burke has been reassigned and named patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.  

Cardinal Burke is a staunch defender of the Church's pro-life and pro-family teachings, and has been great friend to HLI---especially HLI's Rome office. HLI thanks Cardinal Burke for his years of service in the Vatican, and wishes him many blessings in his new assignment! 

This letter from Cardinal Burke was written shortly before his reassignment:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As Christians today, we find ourselves in a completely secularized society marked by violence and death and by a relativism which has generated profound confusion and outright error regarding the most fundamental truths of the moral law.
The sanctity of human life, the understanding of marriage as the lifelong and faithful union between one man and one woman, and the role of the family as the first cell of society and the Church have suffered very much in the present culture of death.

Human Life International exists to promote and to defend the sanctity of human life, the understanding of marriage and the rule of the family according to the divine natural and revealed moral law, and, in this manner, to help to transform our society from a culture of death to a culture of life. Human Life International works throughout the world, in over 80 countries, to proclaim the beauty of the Gospel of Life to all peoples and to all nations.

I encourage you to give strong support for the most important work of Human Life International. Please support the mission of Human Life International, above all, with your prayers. The mission of Human Life International depends on the gifts of donors, and I ask you please to be generous also in your financial support of Human Life International. May God reward you!

Invoking God's blessing upon you and your home, while confiding your intentions to the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Joseph, I remain

Yours devotedly in the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and in the Immaculate Heart of Mary,  
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke   

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