Zenit Corrects Cardinal Burke Interview Over "Communist Misconception" Quote

On the 25th of July, Zenit published an interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke about the importance of the Sacred Liturgy for the life of the Church, Catholic belief and morality.

Blogs and websites that carried the news of the article honed in on a quote we believed was from Cardinal Burke on the Liturgy in which it was reported widely that His Eminence responded to the following question with the following answer:

Zenit: Some argue the liturgy is mostly about aesthetics, and not as important as, say, good works done in faith. What is your view of this argument that one often hears?

Cardinal Burke: It’s a Communist misconception. First of all, the liturgy is about Christ. It’s Christ alive in his Church, the glorious Christ coming into our midst and acting on our behalf through sacramental signs to give us the gift of eternal life to save us." "It is the source of any truly charitable works we do, any good works we do," he continues. "So the person whose heart is filled with charity wants to do good works will, like Mother Teresa, give his first intention to the worship of God so that when he goes to offer charity to a poor person or someone in need, it would be at the level of God Himself, and not some human level.""

On 29th of July, Zenit issued a correction which has now been made to the original interview which Zenit maintain has come from His Eminence himself.

The article now reads...

Zenit: Some argue the liturgy is mostly about aesthetics, and not as important as, say, good works done in faith. What is your view of this argument that one often hears?

Cardinal Burke: It’s a common misconception. First of all, the liturgy is about Christ. It’s Christ alive in his Church, the glorious Christ coming into our midst and acting on our behalf through sacramental signs to give us the gift of eternal life to save us." "It is the source of any truly charitable works we do, any good works we do," he continues. "So the person whose heart is filled with charity wants to do good works will, like Mother Teresa, give his first intention to the worship of God so that when he goes to offer charity to a poor person or someone in need, it would be at the level of God Himself, and not some human level.""

Thought I would just point that out, in case anyone was in doubt over what His Eminence really said. I know I'm drinking too much coffee today but I must admit to feeling rather on edge.

Comments

Andrew rex said…
''Thought I would just point that out, in case anyone was in doubt over what His Eminence really said. I know I'm drinking too much coffee today but I must admit to feeling rather on edge. ''

...sounds like pope francis' recent comments about homosexuality has hit a raw nerve...?
The Bones said…
No, its that awful Cross actually.
Supertradmum said…
Actually liked the first version better...a lot of us are going on less sleep--bless you
Andrew rex said…
...sure that's not displacement?
The Bones said…
Absolutely certain.
I felt on the edge of despair weeks ago, when I had made to much inquiries on "transphobia" and UNESCO and the techniques of "gender reassignment surgery" being rampant and why the bishops, cardinals and the Pope are silent concerning this matter.

But prayer always helps.
Lynda said…
We are a suffering Church, particularly due to the abject failure of many of our leaders in Faith and morals to do their fundamental solemn duty. Our tears are a prayer and honour God. I recommend the 30 Day Novena to St Joseph - many in Ireland are doing it in respect of the unjust abortion legislation which must be struck down.
Anonymous said…
A "common" misconception. That makes so much more sense. The supposed reference to communism made no sense to me.

Yes, a fine talk from Pope Francis at the Gesu yesterday. What a curious fellow he's turning out to be.

Romulus