ChurchMilitant: One-Two Punch in La Crosse and The Vortex at the Shrine

LA CROSSE, Wis., August 3, 2015 ( - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Cdl. Raymond Leo Burke met in La Crosse, Wisconsin, this weekend and spoke on marriage, the family and the crisis in the Church, among other topics. The event, organized by the Queen of the Americas Guild, was part of the "Remaining in the Truth of Christ" conference at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

In the keynote address, Cdl. Burke, former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and current patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta, warned the packed basilica of major problems inside and outside the Church. And it's the weakness crippling the Church, says Cdl. Burke, that ends up harming the rest of society.

He took last year's Extraordinary Synod on the Family as the defining moment when the crisis within the Church became undeniable. He believes the Synod took issues that the Church has always spoken on with clarity and handled them — sometimes erroneously — with no consistent reference to Church Tradition or the Magisterium. Especially telling, says Cdl. Burke, is the way the Synod's discussions overlooked the evil in relationships featuring such grave sins as adultery, premarital cohabitation and sodomy.
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The latest episode of The Vortex is also on site at the Shrine(video).

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