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Francis Dumps U.S. Cardinal Who Is Outspoken Critic Of Abortion, Gay Marriage

Posted by on Dec. 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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Some members of the congregation were very conspicuously not retained. Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis, will no longer serve in the office.

Burke is considered an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage and a favorite of conservative Catholics. He has also been publicly critical of Francis's changes in the direction of the church. Burke retains his position as the head of the Vatican high court, the Apostolic Signatura.

Burke drew attention in the U.S. in 2004 when he said he would deny Communion to Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, a Roman Catholic who supports abortion rights.

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by on Dec. 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

I've read this and I fully support Pope Francis on this one.  Love this guy!

PamR
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM


Quoting PrimmednPunked:

I've read this and I fully support Pope Francis on this one.  Love this guy!

I'm not catholic, but is like him, too.

PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I think it is obvious but I am aloso not Catholic.

Quoting PamR:


Quoting PrimmednPunked:

I've read this and I fully support Pope Francis on this one.  Love this guy!

I'm not catholic, but is like him, too.


Lilfootmommy
by on Dec. 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM
I support francis and im not religious at all
blueforewolf
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:27 AM

love this pope!!!!! and I'm not even catholic or christian 

JanuaryBaby06
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Yeah hopefully Pope Francis will help the CHurch bring back members if not recruit more. I think that was the point of bringing him on when they did. I live in a very Catholic area and know few people who currently practice.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Celestial, when you post from an authentic Catholic website, I'll take the contents seriously. You are aware the secular media distorts & lies about the words of the Pope!? A pattern for generations....

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