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Cardinal Burke: Parents should shield kids from gay family members

by Jeremy Hooper

Cardinal Raymond Burke, former ArchBishop of St. Louis, is now the Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. This essentially means that he is second only to the Pop in terms of judicial authority within the Catholic Church.

And now here he is putting to lie the idea that the Catholic Church is becoming more accepting:

If homosexual relations are intrinsically disordered, which indeed they are — reason teaches us that and also our faith — then, what would it mean to grandchildren to have present at a family gathering a family member who is living [in] a disordered relationship with another person?”..."We wouldn’t, if it were another kind of relationship — something that was profoundly disordered and harmful — we wouldn't expose our children to that relationship, to the direct experience of it. And neither should we do it in the context of a family member who not only suffers from same-sex attraction, but who has chosen to live out that attraction, to act upon it, committing acts which are always and everywhere wrong, evil.


**UPDATE, 10/17: Well this is an interesting development: Conservative Cardinal Who Clashed With Pope Francis Confirms He Has Been Ousted [Buzzfeed]

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