More than ever I feel the need of having Thee close to me.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Cardinal Burke and the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate
What changes have been wrought in Catholic opinion and attitudes in the past 9 or 10 months alone.
But, early in 2012, Cardinal Raymond Burke was the celebrant at a Pontifical High Mass in Rome.
And the choir?
The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate.
There are those who will exclaim and cry out "Clericalism" "Pomp" and "Ritual" but others will see evidence of reverence, beauty and innocence.
Three things stand out regarding this good Cardinal.
1. He is orthodox and does not flinch or avoid the truth of Christ when under intense pressure
2. He has long been allied with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate Order
3. He has a devout love for the Latin Mass, the EF Mass, if you will.
Having long been aligned with the Friars, he is now maligned with them.